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  1. Re: Smooth, supple, sophisticated nighttime leather

    Absolutely yes! :thumbup:
  2. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain because it's close to being used up. I'm thinking about replacing it with Au Coeur du Desert, its parfum concentration upgrade. The new one smells like a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain today.

    Happy birthday, Ine.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th January, 2021

    Actually, it's not the smell so much as its effect on me physically: teary eyes and nausea. I think I'm allergic to it. My boss used to wear it in the '90s and office meetings were horrible.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th January, 2021

    Gag, choke, wheeze! :thumbdown:
    I'm so glad you live on the other side of the country, Cook.bot.
  6. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser because it's very comfortable to wear. It's one of five I keep on top of my dresser this month. I usually pick one of them but I'm free to choose another from my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th January, 2021

    We've hit the 80s a couple of days this week but it's still chilly in the nights and mornings.

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser again. I'm enjoying the heck out of my new purchase (blind buy).

    So...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I do not own any inexpensive drugstore gems. It's a funny thought, when applied to my buying preferences.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    Fantastic, Jujy! I really enjoyed your photos.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - January 2021

    I finished my Wood Sage & Sea Salt candle today. It's a good scent for a candle.
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    Oh, it's a safe bet for sure. FYI, I'm one of the few who doesn't care for Shalimar. I don't hate it but it's meh on me. Maybe Le Lion will be everything I hoped Shalimar would be.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    I'm thinking urbex is a contraction of "urban exploring". Jujy is one step ahead of us!
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    I'm going to pull the trigger and buy Le Lion blind. I made contact with a Nordstrom SA who will notify me when it's in. Let the anticipation begin!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    I had to look that up. I worked on the site of a shuttered Marine Corps. base, MCAS El Toro, and a group of photographers did a long term project documenting the evolution of the site from military...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser today. I need to test more from this house.

    I've been tweaking my dietary regime (abstain from alcohol and diet soda, drink more water, reduce salt, etc.) and I've...
  16. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser because it's going to be warm today and I want to find out how it'll perform. Stemmy fig.
  17. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I switched to Heritage after showering. Im so amazed by it every time after not wearing it for a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

    I showered and switched to Heritage to steel my nerves. It's kind of working.
  19. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    Hmm... steadfast? From my wardrobe, Heritage comes to mind. Its name, of course, and its venerable house.

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain. I tend to associate it with the wind, free as the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain.

    Hugs received, kind people.
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    I forgive individual people who make grammatical errors, but companies should definately double check grammar before putting anything in print, especially foreign words and phrases. It's the...
  22. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    MFK Grand Soir
  23. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    Interesting post. I ponder such things myself, which is why I'm drawn to this thread. "Why" is such a great question.

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser today because I'm rotating through my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th January, 2021

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser today. I'm going out of my mind with worry about anticipated violence being reported. I'm trying to cultivate a historical perspective. Sorry to be a downer but it...
  25. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrée and Eau d'Hermes )

    I like Diptyque Oyedo. To me, it's an nonspecific citrus with a touch of orange, not orangey-orange. Very woody and very dry.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - January 2021

    I'm burning Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt and have been all week. I'm using up all my candles, one by one, so I can buy a new one.
  27. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing 31 rue Cambon because I like rotating chypres into the mix at the beginning of the year. They're energizing.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2021

    Yes, Robin, it's been unusually cold here in Southern California this year as well. I hope your plants don't freeze.

    I'm wearing 31 rue Cambon, after I wash off the wonderful dry down of last...
  29. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Kerosene Winter of 99 - not only is it comforting and cozy, it also usually layers well with my daytime scent.
  30. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing Le Parfum de Therese because it's a nice break from my spree of ambers.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th January, 2021

    Today it's Le Parfum de Therese. It's projecting like a beast today. I've been having trouble smelling my perfumes the last few days so maybe switching from ambers to a different genre helped sharpen...
  32. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing MFK Grand Soir because I'm on an amber spree - one of many this year. I guess I like amber!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

    It's MFK Grand Soir today.
  34. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain because it's been on my mind lately. It's my 3rd Most Worn of All Time. I think I've been hoarding it lately because it's getting so low. It's easy, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th January, 2021

    I'm wearing L'Air du Desert Marocain today.

    It's very wintery outside, with a heavy cover of fog. I look forward to winding down the week by refocusing on my healthy eating and activity program.
    ...
  36. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I've been eyeing that one and also Amber Kiso.
  37. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm becoming interested in the House of DS & Durga. I recently blind bought Debaser and really like it. I sampled Bowmakers and Mississippi Medicine and like them too but they are not FBW at the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    I'm wearing Kerosene Winter of 99.

    I wisely broke my news fast yesterday, got the coffee percolator going, and watched the spectacle until the bitter end in the wee hours of the morning. I'll say...
  39. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Kerosene Winter of 99 - I love it so much.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    Nice choice, Khanda. The only ELDO I own is Exit the King. Unfortunately, I find it unwearable. Too soapy and too harsh.
  41. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing Montale Black Aoud today. I hit upon it when mentally surveying my dry scents, which I'm in the for. Dry, dusty rose. Downright parched.
  42. Re: A fragrance tha makes you think of pride and prejudice

    Thank you for the compliment!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2021

    It's Montale Black Aoud today!

    I broke my news fast a teensy bit yesterday for some focused viewing but I'm back on full lockdown mode today. I've been quite creative in filling the resulting...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2021

    Double the pleasure. Congratulations!
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    Re: In 2021, I expect to finish...

    Hot Cologne is my second favorite.
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    Re: In 2021, I expect to finish...

    I heard the entire Mugler Les Exceptions line is being discontinued but I don't know for certain it's true. On the Mugler website I dug deep and found a couple but not Cuir Impertinent.

    Update: I...
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    Re: In 2021, I expect to finish...

    The only ones near finished:
    31 rue Cambon
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Mon Guerlain
    Gabriele
    Olene
    Cuir Impertinent

    I'd replace LADDM, Mon Guerlain, and Cuir Impertinent (if CI is still...
  48. Re: Fragrances that seem to lift your spirits when you're feeling down

    Diorella is the happiest, most cheerful perfume I know. Acqua di Parma Colonia is a close second.
  49. Re: A fragrance tha makes you think of pride and prejudice

    To attract an eligible suiter, I think Kilian's Woman in Gold does well when applied to the decolletage for the Grand Ball. It's a bombastic rose geranium scent. All is fair in Love and War and...
  50. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing Kerosene Winter of 99 because it's kind of wintery outside and I want to amplify the feeling. We don't get much winter here so I try to make the most of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th January, 2021

    Khanada, thank you for saying some things that need to be said. I'm consciously ignoring the madness by observing a strict news fast this week. My husband is under orders to only inform me of any...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th January, 2021

    I like the literary references in this thread today, Jujy's Baudelaire and FreewheelingVagabond's photo backdrop. P.G. Wodehouse and Agatha Christie, not to mention two of my favorite novels: Post...
  53. Re: What are 5 fragrances that are criminally underrated?

    I almost didn't include Addict as an example because it did have somewhat a following but it never seems to be a recommended vanilla like Eau Duelle or Un Bois Vanille. I happen to think Addict is...
  54. Re: What are 5 fragrances that are criminally underrated?

    Some of the department store releases by high-end designers are underrated:

    Chanel Gabrielle
    Twilly d'Hermes
    Mugler Aura
    Dior Addict
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    Re: the thread for little-known small houses

    I'm a fan of the House of Kerosene, out of Michigan. Their offerings are highly creative and potent, with appeal to people who like to smell different - out of the mainstream. I own three: Copper...
  56. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    I wore Kerosene Winter of 99 last night and most nights lately. It has become my go-to bedtime fragrance. Its molasses and smoldering vanilla is cozy and comforting and either combines well with my...
  57. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing MFK Grand Soir because it's a lighter gourmand - it smells like toasty caramel. I've gone crazy over amber and gourmands this year, since late summer.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd January, 2021

    Quarry's solo shower is something to celebrate! Normal is good, is it not?

    I'm wearing Grand Soir. I am awed by its beauty.
  59. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing Nicolai Angelys Pear today. It's new and I'm really in the mood for something fruity and original. Never tried a Nicolai before, not even a sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd January, 2021

    I'm wearing Angelys Pear by Nicolai. It's new and I'm looking forward to finding out if I like it. (Freebie from Luckyscent).

    I took down all the Christmas decor and will spend some time today...
  61. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Gabrielle because I associate it with the month of January. It feels happy and bright and definately a departure from the heavy gourmands I've been wearing lately.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st January, 2021

    Happy New Year!

    I'm wearing Chanel Gabrielle. It's a happy scent!

    Thank you for posting the update, Quarry. I am sorry you have to go through this. Your clear eyed account does seem hopeful for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    My SOTD is Mon Guerlain.

    I'm about to imbibe some Bailey's Irish Cream while baking a couple pumpkin pies for tonight. One pie will go to my son and his husband. Their foreign guest is unable to...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    My January rotation:

    Copper Skies
    Unknown Pleasures
    Winter of 99
    Debaser
    A Blvd. Called Sunset
    Twilly d'Hermes Eau Poivree
    Hypnose
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Hello, Line PlaneVolume! I've been admiring your daily selections on the SOTD list. You have a great wardrobe!
  66. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I'm wearing Patchouli Nobile because its resinous touch makes me feel grounded and secure.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

    I'm wearing Patchouli Nobile to warm up on this chilly morning.
  68. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half, and the year 2020

    Hello, tigrushka!

    December


    Winter of 99

    4x
    Coze
    Back to Black
  69. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I'm wearing Kerosene Winter of 99. Its name is reason enough to wear it on a chilly winter day! Its molasses and smoldering vanilla are cozy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2020

    I love lamb and rarely have it. You have me thinking about making a moussaka...

    I'm wearing Kerosene Winter of 99.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    I'm sorry to say I dislike it. The initial blast is loud and soapy. The dry down smells like metallic cleansing powder. I don't get any white flowers. Actually, it is pretty much as advertised. A bad...
  72. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Kerosene Winter of 99. It's a fantastic bedtime scent - molasses + smoldering vanilla
  73. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I wore YSL Black Opium so I could use the matching body oil.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th December, 2020

    We always leave our tree and lights up for the 12 days of Christmas - until around January 5. That way, it sounds more intentional. Ha! Ha!

    I'm wearing YSL Black Opium.

    I spent a relaxing day...
  75. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Lancome Hypnose because I'm in the mood for a floral and this one reads "winter" to me. Its vetiver base lends it some heft and vanilla provides a cozy gourmand vibe.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th December, 2020

    I'm wearing Lancome Hypnose. I'm trying to overcome a very lazy mood, or not. Maybe I'll play with my perfume bottles today. I created an inventory spreadsheet a couple years ago but never kept up...
  77. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Kerosene Winter of 99 for the afternoon and its molasses note inspired me to bake molasses cookies.
  78. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    My hand hovered over the Black Opium bottle for a moment...
  79. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I'm wearing Chanel Cuir de Russie. I have about 10 perfumes atop my dresser and they're all my recently worn favorites so it can be hard to choose. I reached for the Chanel thinking it was No. 22 but...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th December, 2020

    Good morning!

    Yesterday felt festive even though it was only Mr. Lark and me. We're isolating from our son and his spouse who have an overseas guest and they spent the week in a nearby mountain...
  81. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    This is the second time you've caught my eye with this house. Hmm...
  82. Re: The Official Christmas 2020 Fragrance Thread

    I'm wearing A Blvd. Called Sunset because it's new. It's not Christmassy at all. Sometimes I feel too much pressure to select the perfect scent for the day, although I had been planning to wear Lady...
  83. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I'm wearing A Blvd. Called Sunset by A Lab on Fire because it's new. Ah, the excitement of a blind buy! It removes the over thinking and broadens one's horizons.
  84. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Thanks for the tip. The only one I've tried from the house is Cape Heartache. I'm definately interested in exploring more indie brands.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th December, 2020

    Happy Christmas, all! Yes, teardrop is a heroine and (my word) a trooper. I'm sure her festive appearance will brighten many people's day.

    Congratulations, JonRodgers, on your posting milestone.
    ...
  86. Re: The Official Christmas 2020 Fragrance Thread

    Maybe...
    Lady Vengeance
    A Blvd. Called Sunset
    Winter of 99

    Or whatever strikes my fancy Christmas morning
  87. Re: What are some Lavender heavy fragrances you have in your collection

    Guerlain Jicky
  88. Re: What is your favorite LONGEST LASTING Fragrance ?

    Lady Vengeance by Juliet Has a Gun lasts two days. I believe it's the Ambroxin.
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    Re: Transform perfume names for fun

    Dior Homme Mild
    Centigrade by Dior
    L'Air du Dessert Macaroon
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    Re: Transform perfume names for fun

    A Street Called Sesame by A Lab on Fire
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Today I received from Luckscent:

    A Blvd. Called Sunset by A Lab on Fire

    Exit the King by ELDO

    They turned around the order in just three days! I've learned to detect the sound of the...
  92. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser because it's new. My first fig fragrance - it's nice and creamy.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th December, 2020

    I'm wearing DS & Durga Debaser. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
  94. Re: Do you gravitate toward scents similar to your cologne in other areas?

    The only scented product I use is a scented candle occasionally and they tend to go along with my favorite perfume notes. In fact, I like Jo Malone and Diptyque candles but my most recent purchase...
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    Re: Transform perfume names for fun

    A Lien by Mugler

    Coo Coo by Chanel

    Icky by Guerlain
  96. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Hey, brother. I'm sitting outside on the patio enjoying the warmth in Orange County. This is the time of year I really appreciate our climate.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    Debaser arrived today from Fragrance.net in just two days! I think their new Nevada distribution center is going to work out great for me! I sprayed some in the air for a sniff and I will probably...
  98. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    I'm wearing Twilly d'Hermes Eau Poivree because it caught my eye when I was rifling through my perfume storage box looking for Eau Capitale. Actually, they're kind of similar now that I think of it....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020

    Such a cheery holiday atmosphere in this thread today. Mr. Lark is busy preparing cake and custard for our annual Christmas trifle. Blueberry, raspberry and cognac will be the flavorings this year.
    ...
  100. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Intrigued by its name, I looked up Against Nature in the BN directory and its description looks quite avant garde. Is it difficult to wear?
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