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  1. Re: Which perfumes arouse the most sexual desire in women?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7022ykTjJO4
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th March, 2021

    Demeter New Zealand today.

    I find this very easy to wear. A bit of grass, a bit of ocean, a breeze....nothing remarkable, yet pleasant.
  3. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    Sniffing lavender essential oil worked for me when, for a time, I had a mildew smell "stuck" in my sinuses.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th March, 2021

    Beautiful irises, Jon!

    Happy Birthday LizB!

    I am wearing Vetiver Tonka for the first time in I can't remember when. I need to wear this more often.
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    Re: How to decide if it's FBW

    About displaying the bottles...light is a huge enemy of perfumes. It's best to keep your perfumes where it's dark and cool. Could you "display" them in a cabinet or closet?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th March, 2021

    Happy Birthday, tigrushka!


    Today I'm wearing Lilac single note perfume by Parfums Raffy.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th March, 2021

    Happy Birthday ExtremeK!

    It's warm for March, today. Cold weather returns tomorrow, but for today I'm sunny in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007.
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    Re: How to decide if it's FBW

    I agree that it's a good idea to first buy only the "loves," and not too many of them. You are correct in realizing that your tastes could change. In fact, it's very common for one's tastes to...
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    Re: Latest Diptyque - Orpheon!

    I got a cardboard spray sample (clever) from Diptyque in the mail today and sprayed it on my arm right away. My husband also tried it.

    He didn't like it-- felt it was too much like a classic...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th March, 2021

    Today's mail brought an envelope from Diptyque with an ingenious cardboard sample sprayer of their newest fragrance, Orphéon, which will be available for purchase March 15. It's a woody chypre....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th March, 2021

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Today I'm wearing Fresh Cut Grass, a single note perfume by Parfums Raffy (https://www.parfumsraffy.com/content/fresh-cut-grass-perfume)
    I had been wanting a simple,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th March, 2021

    I wish you a very Happy Birthday, jujy54!

    Today I'm wearing English Bluebell absoluteby CBIHP.
    It's not yet spring, but I'm starting to feel spring coming. Chipmunks are out and about, and our...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    About 25% of my wardrobe is backed up, all of which were discontinued / limited editions or have been reformulated.

    On the one hand I'm pleased with myself for having had the forethought to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th March, 2021

    Beautiful bird, Jon!
    We've been getting a lot of red wing blackbirds lately, which is unusual for our yard. I wonder what has changed in the area.

    I am wearing Pomelo Paradis today.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Obvious Perfumes yet?

    Thanks! :thumbup:
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    Has anyone tried Obvious Perfumes yet?

    Luckyscent is carrying this new line:

    Obvious Parfums

    Founded by David Frossard, former Head of Exports for L'Artisan and founder of Differentes Latitudes and Liquides Perfume Bar, Obvious is a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th February, 2021

    ((Mike)) I was sorry to read about the death of your uncle.
    Tough situation with your aunt. When a person with dementia can't remember that their loved one has died and asks about them over and...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2021

    Thank you foxbins and ClockworkAlice! :dankk2:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2021

    Thanks tdem and HouseofPhlegethon! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2021

    Thanks for remembering my birthday! :kiss:
    It will be spent reading good books, eating good food (prepared by me since we still aren't going out to restaurants), and shoveling the snow that is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2021

    Good afternoon all.
    Not my usual winter choice, but today I'm wearing Verveine by L'Occitane.
  22. Re: Speaking of jeans. 100% cotton or with stretch?

    If you do buy jeans with stretch, dry them on a slightly lower heat setting. It will help the elastic last longer.
  23. Re: The woman who can detect Parkinson’s by smell

    Fascinating!
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    Re: Face washing - bar soap or dedicated face wash

    When my daughter was 10 months old she developed some skin problems. I bought Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel for her.

    I found it very gentle and pleasant to use myself wherever skin is delicate,...
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    Re: Bulgarian Rose fragrances for layering

    Highness Rose is very simple and linear, and really I only smell rose. In a way, it isn't interesting enough for me to wear often. It is very long lasting but wears relatively close to the skin. ...
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    Re: Bulgarian Rose fragrances for layering

    Have you tried Montale Highness Rose? Parfums Raffy sells it and ships internationally. It's a pure parfum and goes a long way.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th September, 2020

    134680

    Today I'm wearing a vintage clover scent from decades ago. It has a mild grassy scent.

    Congrats to tdem, 2 more posts to go until 10K!
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    Re: Hello from mommy

    I second Hermès Hermessence Rose Ikebana. It's not very rosy, and is a bit tart. Nothing common about it-- I have yet to smell anyone else wearing it.
  29. Re: Such a dilemma: to spray or not to spray rare vintage?

    Use it, enjoy it! Samples are prone to evaporation.
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    Different kinds of cloth vary in their light-blocking ability. For example, people can still get some exposure to UV light through their clothing.

    I found this information on a skin cancer...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

    Wow Jon, 28K posts! Congrats! :beer:

    I am now wearing a blind buy (rare for me, but the pandemic is keeping me out of stores) that arrived in the mail a little while ago: Verbena EDP by Chloé,...
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    Re: Where do you keep your fragrances?

    Mini fridge in bedroom. Backups on the door of spare fridge in basement.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th July, 2020

    Good afternoon, all! I'm wearing Thymes Limón today, for the first time since I can't remember when. I finally figured out that for best results I need to limit myself to spraying on this onto my...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

    Hi everyone!
    Pomelo Paradis today, to beat the humidity.
  35. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    My favorite, to this day! Makes me smile every time.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    I'm glad you got to see your son, kewart.

    Happy birthday RHM!

    I am wearing Les Parfums de Rosine Diabolo Rose today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    I hope you are having a very Happy Birthday, tdem!


    Today I'm wearing a vintage L'Occitane Verbena from the late 1990s. It has more punch and greater longevity than the current version.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th June, 2020

    Hi everyone! I'm wearing vintage Eau D'Hadrien edp today, so refreshing when the news heats me up. :rolleyesold:
  39. Thread: Face masks

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    Re: Face masks

    People who find the elastic irritating to the ears can use an "earsaver" device, now widely available on Etsy and elsewhere. Some are 3-D printed, some a simple cloth band with large buttons. The...
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    Re: Tip: for removing scents

    We use the formula for removing skunk odor from pets:

    1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    a couple of drops of liquid dish soap

    Mix and use immediately. Scrub skin with it,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th March, 2020

    I'm so sorry about your mom, ((Mike))


    I'm wearing an older version of Yardley English Rose.
  42. Re: Jo Malone Lavenderland (Wisteria & Lavender; Silver Birch & Lavender + Lavender & Coriander)

    I smelled these last weekend at Nordstrom.

    At first spray I liked the brightness of Silver Birth & Lavender best, but after the top notes were gone, I found I preferred Lavender & Coriander. ...
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    Re: Commodity Nectar, is it truly unisex?

    It's not sweet on my skin. For the most part I don't like sweet fragrances.

    I would like it better without musk, though. This alone is causing me to wear it less often than I thought I would...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Armani Privé Ambre Soie today, for the first time in ages! I don't wear it nearly often enough, so I offered it to my hubby, but I'll grab a spritz on the rare occasion that I am in the mood for it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Thank to you all! Can't believe I'm 64 already. I missed all your greetings earlier because, half-asleep, I posted on the male SOTD thread instead of this one! :rolleyesold:

    I'm wearing Gal...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Good morning all!

    Today I'm wearing Gal Trébol (clover) and looking forward to the coming of spring.
  47. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    I would certainly expect eBay would offer you buyer protection. If eBay doesn't then you can file with Visa.
  48. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    How did you pay for the item? I expect there is another way to file a claim to get your money back.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Thanks chad, and back atcha Jon! :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Good morning all!

    I had really hoped to be able to wear perfume today but I still don't have my sense of smell back following a cold, nor my sense of taste.
    Ah well, maybe tomorrow.
  51. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    If the perfume was listed under the category of Fragrances (as opposed to Collectibles) the clear implication is that this is a wearable fragrance.

    If it is not wearable because it has...
  52. Re: I got duped into buying a diluted, nasty smelling Creed Flacon

    See your private messages. :smiley:
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winter’s day

    My favorite winter citrus is Atelier Pomelo Paradis.
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    Re: Can't Remember Perfume, VERY unique bottle!

    Here is one but this is more recent... Avon Eve Duet.

    https://urbanasian.com/entertainment/hollywood/2018/05/eva-mendes-is-the-face-of-avons-two-sided-fragrance-eve-duet/
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Hi everyone!

    It's chilly and a bit snowy today but I'm cozy in Jour de Fête.
  56. Re: Need help finding the name to this women’s perfume!

    I looked through Fragrantica's color tool without success. https://www.fragrantica.com/colors/#E5B6B3

    Given that there is no label it could be a perfume atomizer that she filled herself. Or even...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    I declare the contents and ship by USPS ground to 48 contiguous states only.
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    Re: Help me find a funny thread

    Found it! :grin:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/461583-Going-into-a-store-what-is-your-sampling-strategy-and-method?p=4533420&viewfull=1#post4533420
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    Re: Ebay now charging sales tax

    Connecticut started months ago. Both used and new items are taxed at our state sales tax rate. When I had to return a defective item, my sales tax was also refunded by eBay (separate from the...
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    Re: Eight new Aquas by Le Couvent des Minimes

    Saiga sounds something like L'Ombre Dans L'Eau. I hope it will be available in the USA at some point.
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    My first thought was Itasca, which I see was already mentioned above. My husband used to wear Fou d'Absinthe; now I love it more than he does, so have adopted his bottle.

    These days he likes to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Remembering all those who perished in the attacks of 9/11 and those who loved them.


    Today I am wearing Demeter Sambuca.
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    Re: Eight new Aquas by Le Couvent des Minimes

    I'd like to try them too!

    If we learn of anyplace these will be sold in the USA, or any company that will ship to the USA, please post. (The Le Couvent website doesn't include USA in the short...
  64. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    It would be easier to find perfumes that have never been reformulated-- because they are too new. I suspect most perfumes that have been out for a while have had reformulations.
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Violets fan here! I've had a number of them over the years and gradually have pared down my collection.

    Is your mom loves Choward's violets candies, my top recommendation is Annick Goutal La...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Good afternoon all!

    The hot weather persists, and I am cool today in an older version of Eau d'Hadrien edp.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Really hot and humid here. I'm refreshing myself with liberal applications of Thymes Tupelo Lemongrass.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Hi everyone!

    Shycat, I love your son''s reaction to the kittens. Kittens are adorable! :thumbsup:

    I'm wearing Brin de Reglisse for the first time in ages. I find it refreshing in today's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    That is a beautiful moth!

    We're having typical July weather-- warm, humid. I'm revisiting some old favorites. This is the 2nd day in a row that I'm wearing the original YSL In Love Again, by...
  70. Re: How do I submit a new thread in the one of the marketplace subforums?

    To start a thread in the BN Marketplace one of these 3 things has to be true:

    • if you've been a member for at least 1 year
    • if you've made at least 500 posts
    • if you are a BN Plus member...
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    Re: L'Occitane Herbae is a refreshing surprise.

    At L'Occitane the other day, my husband and I bought a large bottle of Herbae to share, and a purse size spray for our daughter, who also enjoys green fragrances.

    I've had it on all day and 12...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    I reserved it online from my library-- thanks for the info! :dankk2:
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    Re: PayPal Or Credit Crad ?

    PayPal, and you are making a purchase so define it as such. Don't use the "send money to friends and family" option for a purchase.
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    Re: Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    I have essentially stopped buying perfume. I enjoy my current collection and have discovered that I like virtually nothing new that I smell when I visit shops.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    Our calamondin is in bloom; the flowers smell just like orange blossoms. Accordingly I am wearing Jo Malone Orange Blossom. :smiley:
  76. Re: Ebay Rules on Decants and Samples - items deleted, account suspended :(

    You can sell decants on Crystal Flacon:
    http://flacon.ambaric.net
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    Yes, please! :kiss:
    PM sent....

    Edited on 6/24-- the samples arrived today! I'm having fun testing them. Thanks again, Zilpha!
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    Re: Hire that copywriter!

    Hilarious, Zilpha! My daughter and I had a good laugh over it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

    Thank you, everyone, for the birthday greetings! Can't believe I'm 63 already. :eek:

    I have not applied my SotD yet but I think it may be Pomelo Paradis. I'll be roasting a duck later and that...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My grandmother bought me a bottle of Tabu when I was not even 10! But I don't recall her wearing it, or any other perfume.
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    Re: Looking for lilac

    Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb is one of the best lilac perfumes I own, also discontinued but available on eBay for a price. This is my top recommendation. It's green and although it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th January, 2019

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Today I am wearing Laura Ashley No. 1 edp, thanks to finding a fresh-smelling, partially-used bottle at a local consignment shop (for $6!) This was my wedding perfume, so...
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    Re: Anything similar to Loccitane Verbena

    Oh, if you aren't allergic to actual verbena, you could also try Vervain by Provence Santé-- inexpensive and very nice! I've worn this for years now.
    ...
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    Re: Anything similar to Loccitane Verbena

    Thymes Tupelo Lemongrass
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    Re: Width of posts

    I wondered why my posts were narrow! Thanks for posting. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th December, 2018

    I just popped in to say I'm enjoying Commodity Nectar today, and am delighted to have caught Grant's birthday.

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Grant! I suppose it's just about over by now in the...
  87. Re: What's your favorite L'artisan parfumeur fragrance

    My favorites-- in order of preference:

    Fleur d'Oranger 2007-- my favorite by far (limited edition, sold out in 2010 but once in a while a bottle appears on eBay for about $3/ml, which was the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th September, 2018

    Happy Birthday, mumsy!!

    Today I'm enjoying wearing a rose I don't pull out nearly often enough: an older bottle of Yardley English Rose. This is a tall bottle with pink juice.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th September, 2018

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.seroundtable.com/black-ribbon-1347366530.jpg
    I am remembering the victims of 9/11 today and their families.

    Wearing vintage Evelyn.
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka vs Santal Massoïa

    Vetiver Tonka for me! Any weather, any season.
  91. Re: Next on my list of solifleures: ORANGE FLOWERS

    Those are literally the largest hearts I have ever seen posted on any forum, ever! :lolk:
  92. Re: As a child, which fragrances did your parents wear that you were most fond of?

    I'll add my name to the list of people whose fathers wore Old Spice!

    Mom used to wear Mary Chess White Lilac, particularly during the 1960s when I was young. I have a bottle of it, and love it. ...
  93. Re: Next on my list of solifleures: ORANGE FLOWERS

    Check your email! :vrolijk_26:
  94. Re: Why does it take 6 months for fragrance reviews to populate

    I agree with the OP, and I think anyone who has met the criteria to post on the Basenotes Marketplace should be considered reliable enough that their reviews do not need to be moderated for content.
  95. Re: Solifleur Rose fragrances updated and continued.

    Well, there are fruit notes there for sure, but also flower.

    However my favorite FdO is still the one by L'Artisan.
  96. Re: Solifleur Rose fragrances updated and continued.

    Excellent!

    By the way, are you still a fan of JM Orange Blossom? If so, the next time you are at a Sephora, you must try Commodity Nectar. I think it's even better than the Malone. Also it is...
  97. Re: Solifleur Rose fragrances updated and continued.

    Hi Breck! :vrolijk_26: I remember your posts as Saintpaulia.

    I suggest you order a sample of Montale Highness Rose, which is a parfum. It wears close to the skin but has great longevity (9+...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th July, 2018

    :birthdays: Happy Birthday Hazel5! I hope you are dong something fun today.

    Happy Basenotes-versary N.CAL!


    I'm staying cool in my old favorite, L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007.
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    Re: Let's Talk About Neroli

    Here is a good older article on Perfume Shrine:

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2011/04/perfumery-materials-neroli-petit-grain.html
  100. Re: Trader Joe’s Orange Blossom Honey Hand Soap

    I love the Marcona almonds with rosemary!
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