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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th September, 2021

    Tdem, what a gorgeous photo! Wishing you both a wonderful time in Arizona!




    Love it! That's exactly how I feel. I hope our communication system will survive the landing. Wherever we land, the...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2021

    Right, N.CAL! Guerlain research indicates the packaging is pre-1967. Not having opened either Chant d'Arômes or Shalimar edc yet, I don't know if the stoppers are all glass or plastic coated. If the...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2021

    Happy Birthday, FWV!


    Footnote to my Shalimar estate-sale find post earlier: I used some Shalimar edc to resuscitate the residual oils in the little parfum bottle and the result smells wonderful!...
  4. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th September, 2021

    Happy special occasions and bons voyages to the participants!

    Following an estate sale acquisition yesterday, I was prompted to wear Shalimar eau de cologne. Shalimar has always been among my...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2021

    Thank you, Quarry!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2021

    Congrats, everyone!

    Went to an estate sale today and found these two (somewhat evaporated) lovelies.

    Chant d’Arômes edc 100 ml

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    and Shalimar edc 50 ml
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    Re: How is today's Estée Lauder Azurée?

    Backup bottle sounds like a plan. I slowed down wearing Azurée because I went through half a bottle in a week and realized I'd need to get more if I wanted to adopt it more long term. From here it's...
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    Poll: Re: SOTD: why do you use that feature?

    Different reason: I don't do SOTD every day, only when I change from one scent to another. Couldn't care less about counting wearings or keeping track I do it because the perfume currently being worn...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

    Good health and good travels—and good perfume!

    Wearing Guerlain Insolence edp, understated and underrated (formerly by me), these days enjoyed to the fullest!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th September, 2021

    Mugler Angel Nova kept up on its merry way
    to skip along from dawn to dusk and brighten up my day.
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Good luck, Grant, and thank you!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th September, 2021

    Thanks, Trilby. If you do get to test Angel Nova, please post your impressions. Judging by your reported wardrobe, it may not be your type. But then, it’s not my type either and I love it! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th September, 2021

    Greeting, fellow basenoters! May all your stated endeavours unfold to your satisfaction!

    Wearing Mugler Angel Nova, which has turned out to be a real winner for me, now on my second bottle. Here...
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    Re: Your top 5 guerlain female perfumes?

    At this time, it would be Insolence and Idylle, as they are the ones specifically for women I have been wearing. Other favourites are gender neutral: the currently worn Eau du Coq and previously worn...
  15. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    TL, that sounds like a lovely scented ambiance you created!


    Mugler Angel Nova—it makes me feel happy. A friend of mine once said he thinks Mugler puts something addictive in their perfumes. Hmmm…
  16. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Angel Nova once more. Sometimes I feel I shouldn't like it as much as I do. It doesn’t have the gravitas of some more renowned scents or, arguably, the quality, but it has an optimistic lift that...
  17. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Chanel Le Lion, because it’s just smelling wonderful as the days get cooler. There’s something about Le Lion that synchs so well, not only with me personally but becoming an organic link between me...
  18. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Wearing Chanel Le Lion because I have to admit it fits like a glove. It has gravitas, with a light touch. Not sure that’s doable but that’s the impression I get.
  19. Re: Are Mini Fragrance Collections popular here?

    I don’t collect minis in general but love having minis of fragrances frequently worn. I don’t buy them; they come as gifts with purchase or free samples. They’re great to use at home and to carry in...
  20. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Responded to the siren call of Mugler Angel Nova. This perfume is sneaky. You stop wearing it but wisps of it linger in clothing or surroundings seemingly for days. Then you get a little whiff of...
  21. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Yup.
  22. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    Congrats on the accomplishments!

    There was a small amount of Chanel Cuir de Russie edt lingering in the bottle and it was time to finish it up. It can be replaced with edp when the next yen to...
  23. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Who wakes up at 3:43 a.m. thinking "I must put on Cuir de Russie now?" Nevermind—it's just a rhetorical question...
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    Re: The Inspiration For Miss Dior

    Thank you, donna255. Inspiring article. I remember the exact circumstances of the first time I smelled Miss Dior and I went out the next day and bought it.
  25. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Got a yen to wear Angel Nova, after giving it a rest for a while. There is something in the drydown that evokes the alluring smell of paper—at least to this nose.
  26. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Chanel 1932 parfum, because it has to hold the fort on its own until I get some edp (and because it’s beautiful).
  27. Re: Roja Fetish Perfume and when strength is too much

    As long as I like a perfume it can last as long as it wants.
  28. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Wearing Chanel 1932 edt because my appreciation of it has recently been renewed. It sat there neglected for some time. Today it’s the last of the bottle, soon to be replaced by the edp.
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    Adieu Chanel 1932 edt…


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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    I have always considered vintage Shalimar to be the best perfume of the 20th century—and it is not equated with being my favourite.

    My favourite was the original Nina by Nina Ricci. If you can...
  31. Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    Thanks for the heads-up, delfa.

    Those refillable bottles look pretty hefty. One assumes they would give you a hand-size atomizer to decant into like they do with the refillable bee bottles....
  32. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - September 2021

    Tdem, that’s a lovely description.


    Enjoying Chanel 1932 edt because I’m appreciating it afresh after a long time not wearing it. Yes, it’s a floral but do I detect some fruity note(s)? Not...
  33. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - September 2021

    Really enjoying Chanel 1932, parfum and edt. When it first came out I thought it was just another pretty floral, even though I managed to get through almost the whole 200 ml bottle of edt. I was...
  34. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Today wearing Chanel 1932 parfum and edt, inspired by a thread on 1932. It’s been a long time since last wearing it. My error—it’s beautiful!
  35. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Wrong month…
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    Re: Favourite white perfume?

    Chanel Gardénia, without a doubt.
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    Re: Chanel 1932 EdP

    Thank you pince_bez for reviving this topic. I missed it first time around. To answer your question, 1932 is a classic what I would call “cool” (elegant and a bit aloof) floral, not too sweet to my...
  38. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    So glad!
  39. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Sorry the mini broke, VC. They are so cute, and refillable. The way I open them is to slip my thumbnail into the space under the cap and gently lift. Works every time. Hope that’s helpful.
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    Re: Number of fragrances on the market

    My trying-every-brand years are long past.There was a time when you could pretty much have an overview of what was on the market. Today the very thought of the number of houses, existing perfumes and...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    Cazaubon, thanks for the nice comments and report on Kyoto! Sounds like a wonderful time meeting up in Vancouver. Congrats on the wonderful haul and best wishes for enjoying all the fine perfumes...
  42. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - August 2021

    I’m particularly enjoying Angel Nova today because It’s from a new bottle started today and there are some interesting differences from the juice in the former bottle. In a nutshell, The notes seem...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    Yes, I walked over thinking to get a sniff and she picked up the bottle and put it behind some stuff. That never happened before in any perfume environment. I didn't think to question it or persist...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    It’s very different from Angel. The bottles to me have a certain almost childish panache—if that’s not an oxymoron. Just about the opposite of the austere elegance of a classic Chanel bottle, which I...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    I attempted to do so downtown today. They were all sold out and said no more, as it’s a limited edition. They did have a tester bottle which the SA showed but she didn't let me smell it and put it...
  46. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    :lolk:
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    Congrats, everyone.

    Not a purchase but an acquisition all the same; I received as a gift a bottle of Angel Nova, which was running low. It also came with a mini, some kind of little scarf and a...
  48. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Angel Nova, very lightly today, to leave plenty of space for testing downtown with an equally perfume-minded friend.
  49. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    12catcrazy, I hope you get a chance to try Angel Nova and can report on your impressions. It’s quite a different kettle of perfume from original Angel. There should be no trouble finding it; it’s...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    I really like that bottle and the colour of the perfume.
  51. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Angel Nova, because there is more to it than I thought at first and day after day it is increasingly claiming a place among my favourites.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    That’s so pretty! Makes me wish I only had one bottle of perfume.
  53. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Guerlain Insolence edp. Very lovely violets called today. A better name than Insolence (it’s anything but insolent) might have been Nostalgia. It evokes Guerlain accords of long ago. Beautiful!
  54. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Mugler Angel Nova, one of the few perfumes that withstands the heat and humidity and is a staunch companion throughout the day and eve.
  55. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Good luck in the face of the hurricane, 12cat. Batten down the hatches and keep smelling good!
  56. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Chanel Gardénia, parfum, edp and a little edt from an old mini. Covering all the bases. If only they offered a matching soap. But I do have gardenia soap in the bathroom (Sharbo).
  57. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Mugler Angel Nova—for a perfume whose packaging and description make it appear like just another pop fruity floral, I find it strangely compelling and even haunting. (Maybe the haunting aspect is...
  58. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Chanel Gardénia parfum, to take a shot at being perfect. :smiley:
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    Re: Atelier Cologne's chopping block

    It was only a matter of time. There was a period when they were turning out new scents so fast it was hard to keep track of them and I was sure some would eventually have to go. But it’s too bad...
  60. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    There may just have been some oxidized residue around the nozzle, that got sprayed away last time. Glad it was a false alarm!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    Seeing this post had me jump to order Phantom as the (hopefully) perfect gift for a dear friend. It should be right up his alley with the tech design and lavender note.

    Thank you, hednic, for the...
  62. Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    Me too! :smiley:
  63. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Chanel Le Lion, because I’ve been reveling in my top favourites all summer and it is among them. Le Lion is a heavy hitter without being heavy. It has a dry buoyancy not often found in ambery...
  64. Re: Christmas/black friday Bleu de Chanel

    Good job. Congrats! Enjoy it well. If it were me there would be no issue because even if I bought it now I'd have used it up and be ready to buy a new bottle (or gift set) on Black Friday and another...
  65. Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    I wore it on hot days and found it aromatic but not heavy. Just spritzed a little on now and the citrus opening stands out.
  66. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Gardenia twins! Yay! Gardenia perfumes of almost any brand, including Chanel, are known to be merely an approximation because the aroma seems so hard to capture correctly. Caswell-Massey therefore,...
  67. Re: What is the big Whoop about "All Natural" perfumes?

    I am in favour of natural perfumes and would probably be more into them if they were locally available to test and buy. I'm pretty much a hands-on perfume buyer. At one point I did send away for some...
  68. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    First I inaugurated a bar of Sharbo Gardenia Aleppo soap, followed by the aroma of Chanel Gardénia edp. Reason: gardenia fit!


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  69. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Sounds like a lucky mistake. i hope you can get some more.
  70. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    A Happy and Fragrant Birthday, VanillaCloud!
  71. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Those sound nice! Tdem, do they still make Bandit shower cream today?
  72. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    I agree there is no rush at all to finish a perfume. It just felt kind of lonely posting three in a row! :smiley:
  73. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Wore Angel Nova again because I was craving its raspberry and woody notes. A friend seen today said it smells leathery. This friend and I don’t always smell nose to nose: it happened with L’Île au...
  74. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    Cheering you on, teardrop!
  75. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    Am I the only one finishing bottles? :smiley:

    Starship down!
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    50 ml Angel Nova. Supposed to be refillable but it looks like we are stranded until Mugler sends refills to faraway planet...
  76. Re: The best perfumes that every woman should try?

    I’ve been mulling this over and not sure that I believe in the concept. Not every person feels a need to know about the great perfumes; some people who like perfume are happy just to chance upon one...
  77. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Later in the day, rearranging some bottles, I got a yen to wear Mugler Angel Nova. Love! Lately I have been loving a number of scents more than usual. It may be a summertime phenomenon. In the...
  78. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Going through the closet I found a nearly full 122 ml bottle of Sisley Eau de Campagne from 1990! (Checked the date on a website.) Believe it or not, it's fresh as a daisy and smelling wonderfully...
  79. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Cook.bot, you have a good eye. Both those finishes are in the kitchen. The grey countertops are original to the building from 1951. The pink Formica is on a small stand-alone cabinet from the same...
  80. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Congrats, PrinceRF!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    Thank you, N.CAL!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    I was wondering the same thing.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    Thank you, hednic. It’s a movable feast!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    The perfume tray was getting too cluttered with additions and format duplications and had to be reconfigured. I removed ten (!) containers from the arrangement and am trying out a new system with...
  85. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    It’s funny about the “purple day” feeling. I got the same vibe and am wearing a purple top and the mauve Insolence!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2021

    Good job! Congrats, caz. It’s nice that the Guerlains are being put on sale instead if whisking them away like Chanel did with the Exclusifs edts. Here’s hoping that when it gets closer to the local...
  87. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Wearing Guerlain Insolence. It turns out to be one of those perfumes that feels like a natural fit, easy to wear.
  88. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Guerlain—I started out wearing Insolence but was suddenly inspired to wear Idylle. These are perfumes I looked down upon because they weren’t great classics. Learning (by mistakes) to be more...
  89. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Wearing Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir again. Maybe part of the reason for wearing it is to find out why I like it so much. There is something about it that draws me but I can’t quite identify what it is.
  90. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    Thanks for the heads up, scents or. I just ordered it!
  91. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Continuing on in Insolence, making up for lost time when I (mistakenly) ignored it for years. I think a better name for it would be Attachant, i.e. Endearing.
  92. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Wearing Guerlain Insolence edp. It never did seem that insolent to me, just lovely, and I’m wearing it for its ability to adapt to the individual.
  93. Re: Guerlain Un Dimanche à la Campagne—your thoughts?

    In another thread a member reported that in line with a whole bunch of rebottling and repackaging, Un Dimanche à la Campagne's name will be changed to Herbes Troublants:
    ...
  94. Re: Famous Authors and Their Favorite Cocktails (and Colognes!)

    Thanks for posting the article, scents or. It’s nice to see people's perfumes being included in their stories.

    I used to wear Valentina’s My Own from Caswell-Massey. It was beautiful. Hard to...
  95. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    The edt of Guerlain Idylle has been my favourite LOTV. The edp emphasizes other notes but the edt has LOTV redolent of Diorissimo in a gossamer mist. Unfortunately Idylle edt has been discontinued....
  96. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Happy upcoming Birthday, Mr. Lark! Good-smelling festivities ahead!
  97. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Today wearing Le Lion de Chanel. Maybe because it’s Leo time in the Zodiac? In any case I wanted a perfume with heft and a lot of presence.
  98. Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    Great info, akadem. Thank you!
  99. Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    Thanks for posting this photo, akadem. Where did it come from? I couldn’t find it elsewhere in a search. Is it indicated how many ml the bottles contain? They look like a more modern take on an old...
  100. Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    The SA said that the L’Art et la Matière bottles are going to be shorter and more squat (more stable) and possibly a larger quantity but she wasn’t too precise about the shape.
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