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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nice trend developing. You can’t go wrong with Chanel Pour Monsieur! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I can do the sync! Wearing Chanel Sycomore (and some Gardénia as well).
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    Chanel Gardénia edp; it’s a misty day and gardenias like humidity.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Still enjoying Chanel No 18 edp, and musing how nice it would be if it were made in a parfum concentration.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    From past experience, Youth Dew and September were made for each other. Enjoy!




    This is pretty much what I was just going to write for Chanel No 18 edp. Thanks, JH, for doing the work for me!...
  6. Re: TABU by Dana, first impression, and the 1980s

    This was a very famous Tabu ad that went on for decades.


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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It all fits in... :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I am feeling a bit odd today, so am wearing the oddest perfume I know: Chanel No 18, in the edp.


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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Think backup... :)
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    Re: Fresh, spicy, and easy to wear?

    How about Serge Lutens Five O’Clock au Gingembre? I found it exactly fits the criteria word for word.

    Notes: bergamot, ginger, honey, patchouli, pepper, cocoa
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    LOL True.
  12. Re: An observation - different POV (point of view) can greatly effect how a fragrance smells.

    Once I was happily wearing L’Île au Thé enjoying its dry and smoky aroma. Later that day met a friend who said she didn’t like it because it was too sweet and fruity. ???
  13. Re: Versace Bright Crystal Absolut Disappointing

    I have sometimes found that if a perfume is very fresh stock it can benefit from a little time for it to “settle down” and some fragrances even benefit from longer times.
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    If this bottle was made in the USA, is it possible the green dot was not used on the North American product, only the French?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Overcome by a fit of plebianism, I went for the “common” Allure over the toney Gardénia worn lately. Gardénia was edp, Allure is edt. Longevity does not really differ. I can be happy with either one...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Gardénia edp—it swept me away...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    There is a story attached to this scent, that Charles Revson produced it as a joking response to his rival, Estée Lauder, who refused to call him by name but would only refer to him as “that man!”
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Looks like one of those days…started out wearing the lovely Mon Guerlain edp; drawn by Trilby Lark's post to spray on Cuir Impertinent, gorgeous suave leather; then while delving into the closet,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It was never in doubt.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The power of suggestion rides again: TL, enjoying reading about your repeated wearing of Cuir Impertinent led me to take it out if the closet for a sniff and couple if wrist spritzes. Yup, a most...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Continuing to wear Mon Guerlain edp, enjoying what seems to me like a descendant of Jicky—like Jicky’s little great-granddaughter in a flouncy pink dress. :)
  22. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Excellent! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    A beautiful incentive to go to work each day!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That Cédrat looks wonderful, N.CAL! I'm sure it is more long-lasting than the current formulation, which is rather fleeting but exhilarating while it lasts. I wonder where "Cédrat" fits in timewise...
  25. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Darvant and Bavard, Giorgio for Men is really beautiful and uplifting. I used to wear it and found it definitely prone to evoking happiness.




    Congrats, purplelilac! Perfume sniffing in stores...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain here too, Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat, sunshine in a bottle on a dark and cloudy day!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mon Guerlain because today a friend asked which perfume was my favourite and I had to admit Mon Guerlain seems to have taken that spot—not an intentional choice, it just seems to fit.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Amazing! This collection probably has more complete lines than most stores do. And it is beautifully displayed!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel N°18 edp, oddly familiar, like a place remembered where one felt secure.
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    Chanel Gardénia edp. Only reason why: it called, I answered.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Solid choices and a nicely textured photo.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Lots of classy classics!
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    Re: Cheaper alternative to 31 Rue Cambon

    I was about to say the same thing. Agree with others above, better to save up and get the one you love. In the past I tried several times buying cheaper items similar to something expensive I wanted...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thanks for the nice comments, Scents And Sense and N.CAL. Thankfully it's refillable too.
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    Out of the blue, pink! Got a yen for Mon Guerlain edp.


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    Among the fragrances I have been wearing for the last while are these released within the past five years that do make me happy and I recommend all of them:

    Chanel Gardénia edp - a romantic...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    That’s a very inviting display, CapriDog.
  38. Re: “Kitchen Sink” (Sort of) Feminine Perfumes—Help!

    I think Sisley Soir de Lune could fit the category, at least it could have. It’s been a while since I wore it and I don’t know if it has been changed. Soir de Lune seemed to be a complex mélange of...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you kindly, CapriDog!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thanks, TL. I have a lot of catching up to do on the classics, so many I ignored or dismissed in the past, thinking you could get them any time. As it turned out, the ones that are still in...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Gardénia edp. Because it was time.


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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats, CC! Sounds like a keeper.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    So sorry. Best wishes, Gurahl, for a speedy recovery and and regaining your sense of smell.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Chanel No 18 edp because I am smitten!
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Looks like a nice fall lineup for sure!
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: A fragrance that symbolizes Venice

    Thanks for the reminder, purplelilac. Venezia is wonderful. It was a friend’s signature perfume.
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    Re: A fragrance that symbolizes Venice

    Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice and his favourite scent was jasmine.
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    Re: A fragrance that symbolizes Venice

    When Chanel Coco was launched in 1984 the promotional theme was Venice, which was supposed to represent a baroque fragrance with both European and exotic eastern allure.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, Prince!
  52. Re: “Kitchen Sink” (Sort of) Feminine Perfumes—Help!

    I was hoping to see some too but it is kind of difficult.

    Thinking about this, so far the only one that came to mind as a possibility is Mugler Aura. That’s because under the exotic vegetal top...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Brilliant!
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    Please do—a whole book of them if possible!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    ”Heritage” does appear in crossword puzzles but alas the clue is never “Work day staple!”
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I am brainwashed by basenotes: I was doing a crossword puzzle; the clue was “Date night staple.” Of course the first answer that came to mind was “Green Irish Tweed”—but it had only five letters...
  57. Re: Un Dimanche à la Campagne by Guerlain

    Not surprising about the cologne similarity. One time when I wanted Cologne du Parfumeur but they didn't have it at the Guerlain in-store boutique, the SA suggested Un Dimanche à la Campagne as a...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    I can believe it. The important thing is you are enjoying Mitsouko! Same here in the sense that my SOTD count can only be seen as proportional because I usually only log it when changing from another...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I was hoping you would say that. :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I have five favourites! :) Your vintage Guerlain collection is wonderful.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, hednic!




    Thank you, DrTricia! It just came together. Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat made five and that was the whole lineup of signature cologne perfumers. Quite surprising in a way, that...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, FWV! The surface is an old washstand (dusted for the occasion :smiley: ).
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you so much, fanny, N.CAL and Juxtapozbliss
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, ThVH and Scents And Sense. Much appreciated.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    It's a little hard to say because some of mine are vintage and some from today. My take, briefly, without retesting each one:

    Impériale - (vintage stock) classic crisp edc with herbal notes
    Eau...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Having recently received a lovely gift of Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat, my selection of Guerlain signature colognes now includes all five perfumers.



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    In order from past to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat, to be steeped in optimism!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Matching perfume and attire brands is a nice concept, something you can privately enjoy all day long. I know someone who matches his tie brand to the perfume he is wearing.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL. To my nose, the edt always had a slight chemical tinge. The edp does not and is smoother. It also smells a tad closer to the actual flower. Feels like an improvement. It will take some...
  70. Re: A tale of two musks: Chanel 1957 or No. 18?

    Just came across this thread, now finally owning a bottle of No 18 edp, after having tested the fragrance many times before. Any update on these, cheapimitation? A thought that arose based on your...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Congrats, all!

    Replenished Chanel Gardénia. It has always been among my permanent collection in some form but this is the first time for the edp.


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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel No 18 edp from a very nice gift. After testing it several times over the years, first time actually wearing it and it turns out it's because I love it!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    That all-star cast can definitely take a bow. Love the "theatrical" setting for a fine collection.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Changed perfumes midstream. All of a sudden I preferred to wear Chanel Allure edt. That's another one that disappeared in the hot weather. It's doing beautifully now.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    On a cooler day, wearing Guerlain Idylle edp, looking forward to having it develop as the day goes on. In the hot weather it just melted off.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Good going, CA! Those varieties sound nice.

    I’ve been using regular 4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser, as hand sanitizer, mask spray and to wipe surfaces that need to be touched while out during the day....
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    I should have known! :smiley:
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Just wondering, hednic, with 5000 do you ever use up a bottle, where you need to buy a new one to keep it in your collection?
  79. Comparing Mugler Aura edp, edt & Sensuelle

    How would you describe Aura edp, edt and Sensuelle in relation to each other? I wear the edp and hope to do some testing of the other two shortly.

    Some note lists show pear and iris in the edt...
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    Mugler Aura edp, applied last night and gorgeous this morning. Usually weather is not a factor for me but can’t help noticing that today’s cool breeze and high humidity seem to pull Aura together in...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Smart move. Congrats, enjoy and welcome!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mugler Aura edp, because sometimes that juicy otherworldly green note cannot be denied. Otherworldly, because it smells green but not like any green note or plant I have ever smelled in real life.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    You could even call it a smart reach!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Sounds like wonderful choices all around. Looking forward to your impressions, particularly Angel Muse. It’s one of my top favourites.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A post by Wingie on the “Today I bought” thread led me to reach for Aura edp. Perfect, and suddenly a note that previously eluded identification now seems to me like a vintage lipstick note.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Congrats, Wingie! Your enthusiasm about Aura had me grabbing my bottle and I am wearing it now. Why wait for cooler weather? Aura is green and cool and imo highly suitable for the times. Whenever,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Happy Birthday to your son!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Started the day with Mon Guerlain edp and enjoyed it but upon arriving home got a yen for the tobacco and patchouli depth of Patchouli Nobile. Thinking a backup bottle is needed...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    And I’ll bet they’re beautifully organized too! Congrats, hednic.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Sweet tradition. Happy Birthday celebration!
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    LOL! I know what you mean—my worry is that people won’t see “vintage” but will think it’s just somebody wearing their old watch.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thank you, DrT!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mon Guerlain edp, which today I am enjoying for an emerging fougère note.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What is this place? I think I want to go there!
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    Re: French comedy-drama Les Parfums

    Thanks for the heads-up, Rüssel. Definitely a film I will watch for. In Québec it should show up here sooner rather than later.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I had a similar experience with Mon Guerlain edp, which I have been wearing. I was beginning to get worried thinking anosmia had set in because after an hour or two I couldn't smell a thing. But...
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    Re: Quadrille.

    Wait a minute—grayspoole, you’re right. It’s not Quadrille I’m thinking of but Réplique that Knowing reminds me of. I just remembered my aunt had both Quadrille and Réplique on the dresser and I...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Not to worry—Polo deserves respect anywhere.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Any impressions/comments yet? That bottle looks beautiful.
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