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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Parfums d'Elmar - Sweet Temptation. I bought a sample pack from Parfumaria and asked for this as one of the five. It was hands-down my favorite. While I generally don't like amber-centric...
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    Re: Dior Vanilla Diorama

    This!
    It lasts all day on me, but I don't get tired of it which I was expecting to. I would put it in the same general category as Atelier des Ors Lune Feline, which I also love.
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    Re: Louis Vuitton Perfumes

    This might be an unusual choice but I recall the manager at my LV boutique spraying his suit jacket with Turbulences and the entire place smelled amazing. Another option which might be more popular:...
  4. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Updated, removed swapped, added wishlist items. Thanks for reading! :)
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    Re: Do you count the 1st spray??

    I do the same thing, but mostly to make sure that what I spray on myself hasn't oxidized/been affected by sitting around in the straw of the sprayer. I have noticed that the first spray from a...
  6. [International] Re: FREE SHIPPING for $200 and up**Niche & High-End bottles**Creed Royal Oud, HdP, VC&A added++

    Removed sold.
  7. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Added some Roja Discovery Atomizers and Hermes Equipage (vintage).
  8. Re: Chanel celebrate 100th anniversary of No. 5 with Chanel Factory 5 Collection

    My favorite thing was the packaging for the EDP and L'Eau bottles. I love it! Still hopeful that they will do something special for the holidays.
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    Re: Guerlain Fatice Collection

    This is so nice!!! How wonderful that these ended up with someone who will truly appreciate them :) Thanks for sharing! Excited for you (despite being a little late finding this thread, lol)
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    Re: Is bottle addiction common?

    I have this thing, too :P

    Over the years, as the sheer number of niche and designer releases has increased (what feels like) exponentially, my ability to "try everything" has disappeared. One of...
  11. Re: NEW: Louis Vuitton | 'Les Extraits Collection'

    Yes. Can't wait to try them :)
  12. Re: NEW: Louis Vuitton | 'Les Extraits Collection'

    This is the best copy I've found, though it's in French. Maybe a right-click can translate to English (or use Google Translate):
    ...
  13. [International] Re: FREE SHIPPING for $200 and up**Niche & High-End bottles**Creed Royal Oud, HdP, VC&A added++

    Bump :)
  14. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Added Xerjoff Shunkoin, removed swapped.
  15. Re: Diorissimo - Parfum, Extrait de Parfum, Espirit?

    I have some vintage Diorissimo EDT and Esprit de Parfum (a 75ml refill). I see there are a few of these on Ebay right now. Mine has the original pink box. The EDT and Esprit de Parfum smell similar...
  16. Re: What’s the story with Guerlain “Les Légendaires?”

    I'm glad to see L'Initial being offered in an easier-to-access and use (!) format (vs. the original 125ml bee splash bottles). I haven't tried it yet, but if it's as close to Shalimar Parfum Initial...
  17. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial

    Updated: looking to swap for Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial. Thanks!
  18. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Added some new ones to my swap list. Will probably add them to my sales list soon as well:

    Dior Rouge Trafalgar 125ml
    Dior Dioramour 40ml
    Creed Royal Oud 75ml (14A01)
    Terry de Gunzberg...
  19. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    I remember getting an invitation to join gmail from a friend when that was the only way you could get an account :P Nostalgia! lol
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    Re: Violet forward fragrances?

    Roja Parfums Ahlam. To me this smells like a violet version of his Amber Aoud. Love it.
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    Re: MALLE Store Trip Los Angeles

    So glad you had a wonderful experience! My daughter lives in L.A. now so I'll mention it to her, as well as the SMN shop :) Thanks for that!
  22. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Removed swapped items.
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    Re: Houses that keep having price increases

    Dior just raised their prices slightly in January (at least where I live) and I heard that Creed are raising prices on April 1st, particularly in France where it has been relatively cheaper. Granted...
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    Re: What's your most Spiritual Fragrance?

    Not really spiritual/meditative, but The Different Company's Aurore Nomade makes me feel like I exist on my own private planet when I wear it. It's so unusual.
  25. Re: Never had this happen before...received a sealed, completely empty bottle!!!

    I've had the same issue with Xerjoff fill levels in the new-style bottles (not Casamorati). They usually look underfilled to me, though I got Starlight in December and was pleasantly surprised that...
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    Re: A long shot but here goes...!!

    This came to mind, mostly because of the word Amour and the fact that it's not a new fragrance:
    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Jean-Patou/Un-Amour-de-Patou-2248.html

    and like Chypre above I...
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    Re: Fragrancenet Expands

    Order only during the winter? :)
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    Re: Xerjoff website - WTF

    Last week I put something in my cart and it automatically added a nice free sample set including a bunch of pre-determined samples. I was able to add the extra free 4-sample set. When I refreshed...
  29. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Bump
  30. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Bump :)
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    Re: Fragrantica? Is that you?

    I might get used to some of it, but the scrolling...and scrolling to the reviews is not fun.
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    Re: How do you keep track of your collection?

    Basenotes wardrobe and Fragrantica (love the icons), but mostly an Excel spreadsheet, despite not having *that* many bottles ((cough)) everything is relative :laugh:

    Page 1: bottles / batch codes...
  33. [International] Re: Let's swap!! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - boxed Guerlain / Chanel / LV / Xerjoff sampl

    Added/removed a few items.
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    Re: What's the best "warm blanket" for winter?

    I guess that, too :0)
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    Re: What's the best "warm blanket" for winter?

    I hadn't thought of this one until you mentioned it, but yes, Adjatay!
    I was originally just going to list the one I got for my birthday last winter: Atelier des Ors Lune Feline. I wore this...
  36. [International] Re: Let's swap!! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - boxed Guerlain / Chanel / LV / Xerjoff sampl

    Updated
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    [QUOTE=pluran;4575039]-[FONT=trebuchet ms]
    [SIZE=2]No surprise since it's been smelling vile for the last few years.

    My bottle is from April, 2015 - am I safe, lol? (Serious question, though)...
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    Re: eBay: YMMV Coupon - $25 off $25.01 or more

    Since 2001 - also nothing :)
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    Re: Off Mosquito Repellent fragrances

    I hope sometime to try the extrait version as well. Wonder what the differences are. Just to be clear, I don't think Amazone smells like bug spray, but it does share other similarities with Risque...
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    Re: Off Mosquito Repellent fragrances

    I don't know what Off smells like, but when I first tried Roja Parfums Risque EDP (Femme) my immediate thought was that it smelled like mosquito repellent from the 70s (whatever that was), and I...
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    Re: My Garbage Bags Smell Like Green Irish Tweed

    This was my thought as well. I had to swap my L'Instant Magic de Guerlain because my kids thought it smelled like the baby wipes we once used. They weren't completely wrong, either. Once that...
  42. [International] Re: Let's swap!! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - boxed Guerlain / Chanel / LV / Xerjoff sampl

    Added some new niche bottles and Guerlain/LV/Chanel/Dior samples/minis.
    I currently have a US address you can ship to if you'd rather not ship internationally to where I am!

    Thanks for looking...
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    Re: BaseNotes has “Not Secure” warning

    Same. I had just assumed it was always not secure. Never thought much about it. Silly me, lol. I see the little lock up there now, though!
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    Re: French comedy-drama Les Parfums

    I *just* saw the trailer tonight and wish I could see this! I've seen the actor who plays the driver in a French tv series that was on Netflix "Call My Agent!" - he was great there!
  45. Re: Two new Tom Fords! Bitter Peach & Tubéreuse Nue

    I think I saw that picture (and others) on Facebook done by a fan who is also a photographer? I like the shot :)
  46. [International] Re: Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - added boxed Guerlain / Chanel / LV / Xerjoff samples

    Added pictures of the Amouages (Homage, Lyric Woman and Fate Woman). No idea why most of my pictures are sideways! Very annoying! Sorry...Happy to send you any of them (or others if you would like...
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    Re: Older lady just starting perfume journey

    Welcome pinklady! I see you've already received many wonderful recommendations. I would second Luckyscent for samples - their international shipping price is only $8 (about 6GBP). I've had Samsara,...
  48. [International] Re: Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - added boxed Guerlain / Chanel / LV / Xerjoff samples

    Recently added:

    Amouage Lyric Woman - non-magnetic cap (100ml) (circa 2013)
    Amouage Fate Woman (circa 2013)
    Official boxed samples from: Guerlain (the 3.8ml vials), Chanel Exclusifs EDTs, Louis...
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    Re: Please help! Fake or real?

    I have Love Tuberose (legitimate, not a tester) from the same line and the glass pattern on the bottom doesn't have those three raised "bars". There are many fake Amouage "testers" on Russian Ebay. ...
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    Re: New Serge Lutens: Périlleusement vôtre

    Thanks for posting this. While Rose & Oud has been done a lot, hopefully SL will bring a twist.

    Lower down the page:

    "Despite the risks, we stand at the brink of vertigo on the edge of a cliff...
  51. [International] Re: Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Added some Amouage, Arabian Oud and Guerlain. Removed those that were swapped.
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    Coromandel always reminded me of Shalimar. Not in a side-by-side comparison, of course, but "Shalimar" was the first thought I had when smelling it. The same happened to me when I tried Xerjoff's...
  53. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    +1 Mugler Cologne & Serge Lutens Fleurs d"Oranger

    My other favorites are LV Sun Song, Carolina Herrera Neroli Boheme (sweeter with florals gardenia/tuberose but overall impression is a neroli a la...
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    Re: Roja Dove batch codes - how to decipher

    Please excuse me for digging up and older thread, but I've noticed that the batch codes have changed and at least some have only 4 digits. I've tried to figure them out, but I haven't been able to...
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    Poll: Re: Favourite Roja Dove Arabian Collection

    1. UAE - has the combination of complexity and wearability, and something yummy in the base...
    2. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - complex and unique. The frankincense is calming, and love the drydown...
  56. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    +1 I have the vintage EDT and Esprit de Parfum and they're both fantastic.
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    Bump
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    Re: Newest Louis Vuitton - Meteore!

    Sounds a little like it could be a flanker for Sur La Route :)
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    Added Xerjoff Amber Star and a bunch of Dior La Collection minis.
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    Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    I see the red dragon. I read. I am not disappointed :)
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    Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    I wrote off Roja Dove years ago after buying a few samples from his regular women's line (forget which ones) since they were a) expensive and b) seemed "old fashioned" to me at the time. Over the...
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    Re: Ropion's time paradox

    Diorissimo. It was around when I was a teen, but I didn't run across it until many years later, and immediately loved it.
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    OK, I haven't had time to add the Xerjoff samples, lol, but (!) if there are any you have been wanting to try, let me know and I'll see if I have them. I think I have most of them. Added 2 Chanel...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    What a bummer...I'd stick my face in a bowl of chocolate mint chip ice cream after that and not come up for air until the next day :P
  65. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    On Ebay scammers often build up ratings by buying/selling a bunch of cheap items before they "go in for the kill" with expensive ones. Hunting for victims on "Fragrances Wanted"-type threads also...
  66. Re: Roja bottles/samples/discovery atomizers, Xerjoff samples

    Updated
  67. [International] Re: NEW BOTTLES IN LARGER FONT! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as w

    Added a few more for swap. I also have a bunch of Xerjoff sample sets from Xerjoffuniverse.com that I'll be adding next time. Thanks for looking!!
    I have a US address you can ship to for swaps if...
  68. Re: Bored, sorted out my collection, have a look....

    I *knew* I recognized that bottle (Dior Bronze Sweet Sun)! :) Haven't seen it anywhere since I swapped one away many years ago. Nostalgia! You have a great collection!!
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    Re: The Best of Wasser-Era Guerlain

    These, Shalimar Parfum Initial/L'Eau and Ne M'Oubliez Pas.
  70. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Updated - added a bunch of new bottles. Have a look and maybe we can swap! :)
  71. Re: A word of caution if you're thinking about ordering from Harrods.com

    Good news :) Hope you enjoy everything!
  72. Re: A word of caution if you're thinking about ordering from Harrods.com

    Did they mean "now" and not "not"?
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Oud Orange Intense is my favorite so far, and Sahraa Oud smells fantastic though it's not my style. I haven't tried any of the real new releases, but New York Fifth Avenue and Siberian Rose are on...
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    Poll: Re: Spraying perfume on your neck: Yay or Nay?

    For this exact reason, I've found that one spray to the back of the neck is perfect for "nuclear" fragrances that don't wash out easily. It also (in my case) avoids olfactory fatigue, though I can...
  75. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

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  76. Re: Roja Women's Line samples, Tom Ford Lost Cherry, Roja Dove Elixir (extrait, Femme), Xerjoff samp

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    Re: Spoiled Instore Testers??

    I try to spray more than once onto the paper strips because I've found, even with my perfumes at home, that if the bottle hasn't been sprayed in a while (even a few days I'm guessing?), the first...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    You, Proust_Madeleine and drseid all said it so well, I'll just add my +1 :)
  79. Re: (Potential) Fake Tom Ford Lost Cherry with pictures - what do you think?

    Lol Hednic you're right. I contacted the person who sold it to me and he insists it's real and that any differences I am seeing are the result of normal manufacturing changes. He claims that there...
  80. Fake Tom Ford Lost Cherry vs. Real (link to video)

    Edited: I did a lot of research and I think the bottle I have is real. By the way, here's an interesting comparison between a Tom Ford Lost Cherry original and fake done by someone on Youtube. The...
  81. [International] Re: NEW ADDED! Pfranka's Bottles (niche / high-end) - can make decants of some as well

    Just had a wonderful swap with a great Basenoter and thought I'd try for another :) Some new added as well.
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Louis Vuitton Coeur Battant. I agree with many reviews of Coeur Battant which say it's an improved version of Attrape-Reves which just sort of sat there. CB to me is a sweet chypre-fruitchouli.
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    :laugh:

    Dane (regarding geranium): while I am not familiar enough with it to say I hate it, I've found so far without exception that whenever it's listed in the notes the perfume ends up smelling...
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    I thought Parfum des Merveilles was really special. It reminded me of the style of Parfum d'Hermes.
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    There was also Eau Claire des Merveilles which was powdery and a little sweeter, with vanilla.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Xerjoff Star Musk because I was going outside in the cold a lot and I save the really strong ones for those kinds of days!
  87. Luckyscent has 20% off Clive Christian now with code CLIVE20

    Hope this helps someone. I was just browsing (as we do...:P) and there it was on the CC page.

    P.S. I just realized maybe this ought to be in a different section? Maybe a mod can move it? Sorry...
  88. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    You're right.
  89. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    Ouch...I'm so sorry to hear these stories. I have been buying on Ebay for a very long time, but have yet to sell anything there, and these issues are an extra deterrent, unfortunately.
  90. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    It is never fun reliving these things, but that's the main way to make lemonade out of the lemons :)
    You're right that there is something about the way Ebay is built that allows things like this to...
  91. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    Correct!
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    Re: RIP Mr Ungaro - a tribute thread

    Ungaro III, and anything that reminds me of it is an instant like. It's one of the few scents that would make me want to follow someone down the street just to smell it :)
  93. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    Unfortunately, not until it was too late.
  94. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    I am so sorry (but not surprised) to see how widespread this is.
    In my case I believe my seller was just a very busy person on their phone in general (not such a big Ebayer), and she corresponded...
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    Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    Congratulations!! Babies - no perfume can beat that :)
  96. Re: PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) addre

    Thanks so much, Hednic :)
  97. PSA: Ebay SCAMMERS contact seller after you pay & ask seller to ship to different (their!) address

    **Sellers can get tricked into doing this if they are not carefully paying attention to the username of the one requesting the address change being different from the username of the person who won...
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    Re: Perfumes that Smell "Purple" to You

    Adding Amouage Memoir Woman - this, to me, is thick blackish, dark purple. I've always thought of it as a sister to Dior's Poison in style, but I'm going on a long-ago memory of Poison.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    In my case this is true. I usually can guess what family members are wearing, because I know what they own, but that's about it :) Thanks for trying to make me feel better!
  100. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A 10ml decant of the new Guerlain "Bouquet de Paris" parfum from their Champs Elysees boutique thanks to a wonderful splitter from Basenotes (S0ondae100). I really have not much of an idea what it...
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