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  1. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I'm ending Purple Flower week in Chanel Jersey, a lavender beauty. I paid it no mind until recently and now I'm obsessed with it!
  2. Re: Hello ladies! What’s your opinion about Bleu De Chanel EDP

    I have no opinion about it. Not sure if this is helpful, but there you go!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th April, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Jersey for the "Spring Meadow" Friday sync. Its topnotes are wildflowers and grass so today's theme could have been its brief. Overall, it is a lavender and vanilla scent with...
  4. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Mon Guerlain, because lavender is prominent and I'm in a purple flower mood.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th April, 2021

    I'm wearing Mon Guerlain today. It is an interesting transition from yesterday's Jicky, which is said to be Mon Guerlain's inspiration. I'm falling for lavender, HARD. I'm still hankering after a...
  6. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I'm wearing Jicky because I'm in a purple flower mood. I wore Hypnose (literally purple in color) yesterday, Jicky (lavender) today, and planning to wear Jersey for the Friday sync.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th April, 2021

    CuddleCat, I would love to see you be the first poster of the day occasionally.

    I'm wearing Jicky today. I'll never forget the shock the first time I smelled it all those years ago. I ordered a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I might have to go with Chanel Jersey. Its topnotes are wildflowers and grass.
  9. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    I occasionally wear heavy ambers in the height of summer heat. Also, air conditioning can make seasonality a nonissue.
  10. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Florabellio because its new and I want to continue exploring its odd combination of notes: sea notes, apple blossoms, osmanthus, coffee, and sesame.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th April, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Florabellio today.

    I feel good this morning. I felt horrible yesterday and realized I had a hangover from Sunday's French 75s. I've lost my touch, apparently.
  12. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I'm wearing Hypnose because I've been thinking about it lately. That's the way it often goes - out of the blue I'll think of a fragrance for a few days until I actually decide to wear it. Most of my...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th April, 2021

    I'm wearing Hypnose today.

    We did a massive clear out of the garage last Friday and filled a small dumpster. A couple of loads went to charity and a load went to the hazmat collection center. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th April, 2021

    Cook.bot, since I posted I discovered a nostalgic blog about the store which was actually called Design Research. Apparently, Ghirardelli Square and The Cannery have moved away from retail and dining...
  15. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel because it's my Sunday scent. It makes the day special.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th April, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel as usual on a Sunday.

    We're having our traditional Hawaiian-style Easter ham for brunch with Japanese rice, blanched asparagus, and King's Hawaiian rolls. I made a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th April, 2021

    Ineespenes, I love Marimekko too! I have a large wall art in the same pattern in my kitchen, except mine's orange.

    Cookbot, do you remember the Marimekko store at Ghirardelli Square? Now I have...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd April, 2021

    OK, ExtremeK, I organized my collection of 45 samples and updated my BN wardrobe. They fall into the following categories, from most to least:

    Miscellaneous niche
    Kerosene
    Diptyque
    Chanel
    DS &...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd April, 2021

    Bon voyage, Cazaubon! :vrolijk_26: What route do you drive?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd April, 2021

    I started the day out in Diptyque Eau Mage and later switched to Twilly d'Hermes Eau Poivree.

    ExtremeK, you are inspiring me to organize my samples and devise a testing plan too. My pattern has...
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    Bapteme du Feu
    Dune
    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
    Lady Vengeance
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd April, 2021

    You have no right to tell me that! LOL
  23. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Tempo again - I can't seem to get enough.
  24. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Freewheeling Vagabond, I was having a bit of a problem too so I tried spraying to the back of the neck instead of the throat and that is helping a lot.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd April, 2021

    I'm wearing Tempo again today. I'm trying a new application technique: one spray to the back of the neck and one spray to each inner wrist. So far I am smelling the scent much better than sprays to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st April, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Tempo today. Patchouli!
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    The term Oriental doesn't bother me when denoting a perfume genre. I am careful to explain it when using the term with non-perfume people.
  28. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I wore Diptyque Tempo because I'm kind of addicted to it. It's been a while since I've felt compelled to do repeat wearings.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st March, 2021

    Checking in late, very late. I worked my fanny off all day deep cleaning the garage. We're going to "remodel" it to accommodate a smallish SUV, which is a HUGE step up from the Honda Fit my husband...
  30. Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2021

    Most Worn in March:

    Le Lion de Chanel
    Kimonanthe
    Tempo
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Bapteme du Feu
    Pretty Machine
    Jersey
    Insolence
  31. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    I joined in early 2013. Back then, I recollect is was LIDG vs. LIDGE, Aventus batches, and various Slumberhouse releases.
  32. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Yep, happens to me all the time. Someone mentions something that strikes my fancy then I gots to smell it!

    It's now Sunday, so I must wear my Sunday Scent - Le Lion de Chanel.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th March, 2021

    HouseOfPhlegethon, I always enjoy seeing what you're wearing.

    I'm in Le Lion de Chanel today.
  34. Re: If you were going to explore a house new to you...

    Freewheelingvagabond, Woody Perfecto is good. I discovered it during my hunt for a Dior Prive Vetiver replacement.
  35. Re: If you were going to explore a house new to you...

    I am itching to try Parfum d'Empire, especially Ambre Russe, Le Cri, and Cuir Ottoman. Why? Because of positive comments by trusted Basenoters. The three I mention feature notes I like.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th March, 2021

    Now that's just sad, Mdellarock. Premier Figuier is simply wonderful!
  37. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Diptyque Eau Mage, from a sample, because I'm trying to decide if I should buy it. I heard a rumor of discontinuation. That's a sure-fire way to pique my interest.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Eau Mage from a sample. I love the powerful opening blast of Mandarin orange and rose oxide, and possibly Ambroxin from the mid. Then it kind of fades. I spray it on every couple...
  39. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    ELDO Exit the King because it literally smelled like scrubbing cleanser. Naturally, it was tenacious as Hell and still lingered. The bad ones always do. It must be the sense of smell raising the...
  40. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Instead of...? Le Lion?
  41. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Kimonanthe - busting out a new bottle. Rumor of discontinuation made me pull the trigger at last. Funny how that works...
  42. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Fantastic news, PrinceRF!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Kimonanthe.

    I'm so happy to learn that more of my fellow Basenoters are getting vaccinated. It's hard to believe that greater freedom is just around the corner!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th March, 2021

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    Photo credit: Jon Peli Oleaga

    Sea fennel, or Rock samphire, is an edible wild plant. It is found on southern and western coasts of Britain and Ireland, on Mediterranean and western...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Florabellio. It's being discontinued so I bought the last bottle in the store. It's an unusual one and thus far I'm getting apple blossom and bitter coffee. I think I'm going to...
  46. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I chose Chanel Jersey today because it's subtle for a dental appointment. Subtle, yet good longevity on me.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Jersey today. Its top notes are wildflowers and grass. It is becoming a favorite Exclusif.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd March, 2021

    I'm enjoying Kerosene Pretty Machine today.

    ErinK, I also liked your update. I'm now retired and have been doing some travelling to the Navajo and Hopi lands, Santa Fe and Taos, Quebec, and a...
  49. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Pretty Machine because linden blossoms are perfect for this beautiful spring day. I've recently developed an affection for delicate florals; I still don't care for the bombastic ones.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    I got caught up in the last Serge Lutens Panic a few years ago and purchased several bottles. I feel kind of betrayed now.
  51. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel because its my Sunday scent. I look forward to wearing it every week.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st March, 2021

    I wore Le Lion de Chanel today. It's still going strong after 10+ hours. It is very potent.
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    Re: Happy International Fragrance day!

    O, happy day!
  54. Re: Ever make fragrance purchases while under the influence?

    I've purchased bottles under the influence of other Basenoters and, occasionally, SAs.
  55. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I find this to be a very difficult concept to imagine, FiveoaksBouquet.

    I'm wearing insolence because someone mentioned violet on another thread. And we're off to the races!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Insolence today. Violets, anyone? I like Insolence far better than I thought I would. I made sure to get it in the sassy off-kilter bottle. The generic Guerlain bee bottle just stifles...
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    Re: Encre Noire alternative?

    I had EXACTLY the same experience with Encre Noir! I have now repurposed the bottle as a paperweight. The vetiver alternative I suggest is Frederic Malle French Lover/Bois d'Orange, a deep, vegetal...
  58. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Aromatics Elixir because I just refreshed my dresser top selection and it called out to me. I used to wear it back in the day and recently repurchased a bottle after literal decades. At...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th March, 2021

    I'm in sync in Aromatics Elixir. The galbanum on top brings to mind spring greenery, and it's heart is filled with flowers. I applied it before I remembered the sync, but I think it works.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th March, 2021

    Wow, me too Khanada! My scent of the afternoon is also Insolence. I was just musing about how much I like the newer, pink Guerlains such as Insolence and Mon Guerlain. I didn't think I was that kind...
  61. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser today. I went through my entire wardrobe yesterday, divided it into approximately half (warm season and cool season), and discarded some duds. Now I have a new mix of...
  62. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Happy anniversary! 10 is such a nice number of years.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th March, 2021

    I love it too, ErinK! It's nice to see you post.

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser. Temperatures are unusually low here this week but not as low as other places, I am sure.
  64. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I didn't know what to wear this morning so I thought it would be a good day to sample Diptyque Orpheon. I sample infrequently because I find it gets in the way of wearing my wardrobe. I'm more likely...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th March, 2021

    I'm wearing the new Diptyque Orpheon from a sample. I've learned not to jump to conclusions from just one wear. I sampled Diptyque Kimonanthe recently and was underwhelmed at first, but find myself...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Diptyque Orpheon
  67. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Coromandel as a random pick because I was having difficulty deciding. Fille en Aiguilles and Black Aoud were in contention.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th March, 2021

    It's Coromandel for me today.

    Happy birthday to Dora, CN, and C!
  69. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Serge Lutens Bapteme du Feu because it's raining and I'm always especially careful about selecting a scent for a rainy day. I usually pick something that I want to contemplate more deeply.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Serge Lutens Bapteme du Feu. It's a recent acquisition and my current favorite of the house for now.
  71. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel because I've worn it every Sunday since I got it. I really enjoy wearing it for our outdoor brunches when I can sniff it at my leisure. The cool air and gentle breezes...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel.

    Teri, your post about Woodstock brought a smile to my face!

    Happy Mothering day! We all have one, right?
  73. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Alien because I wanted something sweet to wear while baking a carrot cake for tomorrow's brunch.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th March, 2021

    I've only gotten my hair trimmed once during the Covid Year and now it's halfway down my back. Now that I've had my second vaccination, I'm going to make a hair appointment for the end of the month....
  75. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Sisley Eau de Campagne for the Friday Sync. This week's theme is "countryside".
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th March, 2021

    In sync today in Sisley Eau de Campagne. It's filled with aromatic notes of the countryside. I got it because it's an early release (1974) by Jean-Claude Ellena and Jean Laporte was co-founder of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Hilarious! Not only did my eyes play a trick on me, my mind also invented a back story to support it. Wow!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Maybe I'll wear Sisley Eau de Champagne, inspired by the Champagne region of France. I say "maybe" because I find it difficult to commit to wear anything a day in advance (or even 5 minutes in...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th March, 2021

    I'm always tempted to blind buy this. Partly, because I like the bottle and the picture on it. Also, I don't really have a true cologne, except maybe Diptyque Eau des Sens...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th March, 2021

    You get it! I heard the song in my head as I read the lyrics.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th March, 2021

    I can see that, Cook.bot. The industrial storyline behind Kerosene references Michigan's automobile manufacturing heritage. I happen to love its gritty urban aesthetic.

    I even wear Urban Decay...
  82. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Kerosene Pretty Machine because it's sunny after a couple of rainy days so I'm getting back to my spring rotation.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Kerosene Pretty Machine. Despite the word "machine", it might be the most lovely scent I own. I think the House of Kerosene is brilliant.
  84. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Diptyque Kimonanthe - I can't get enough of it!
  85. Re: What fragrance is least like you or least suited to your personality/ situation?

    That's all it would be good for, except as a reminder to be more careful with blind buying. Normally, I do pretty well but I got into an overly adventurous mood and bought an untested ELDO.
  86. Re: What fragrance is least like you or least suited to your personality/ situation?

    OMG, Zealot Crusader, this describes ELDO Exit the King perfectly. I can't stand it - worst blind buy ever!
  87. Re: What fragrance is least like you or least suited to your personality/ situation?

    Big, bombastic female florals like Amouage Gold. It would be fine to wear at the opera but I haven't been for years.
  88. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    It's raining. Therefore, a perfect day for Black Opium.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th March, 2021

    Going for Black Opium today. So many in my wardrobe are "black", "dark", or "noir".
  90. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Kimonanthe because I was dithering about what to wear and decided to go for an untried sample. It's a lovely soft incense. I don't sample much because I usually have a strong...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th March, 2021

    I'm wearing a sample of Diptyque Kimonanthe today. It smells very nice but is not a Wow yet.

    Congratulations on the baby, Ryan!
  92. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Heritage today. I saw it when getting my clothes out of the closet and just grabbed it without much thinking. Dare I say it reminds me of Coromandel? On some days, maybe Heritage is even...
  93. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Bandit is a unicorn. I totally regret not buying it the few times it was available. Same with Tabac Blond.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Heritage for Women's Day. Actually, I had no idea there even is a Women's Day. Or, Womyn's as we used to write it in the '70s. Somehow, that never caught on.
  95. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Today I wore Le Lion de Chanel as I now do every Sunday. The incense notes were especially intense today. The temperature for our outdoor brunch was cooler than usual (58F/14C) so perhaps that was a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel on this fine day. Our son came over for brunch. We had breakfast croissant sandwiches and lively conversation.
  97. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain because I like a nice cozy perfume on a chilly morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th March, 2021

    I'm wearing a spritz of L'Air du Desert Marocain to the throat for late breakfast. Now that I got a backup bottle I feel free to wear it again. I've not owned any other Tauers but I've been eyeing Au...
  99. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    I'm wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent because stylistically it reminds me of the Lutens I've been wearing the last few days.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th March, 2021

    I'm wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent today.

    So, yesterday I thoroughly cleaned the inside of my car and then drove it down the coast whilst wearing Jeux de Peau. The cockpit of my sports car is...
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