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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Eau Sauvage (1966) by Edmond Roudnitska for Dior

    Too hot here for anything heavier than an eau.

    https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=158418&d=1627409488
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th July, 2021

    Much too hot for anything except eaux here. 92F/34C today, heading for a brutal 102F/39C this week.

    Some 1980s Eau Sauvage today.

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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    Just posting this to see how the time registers.

    Edit: and for the first time ever in my 9 years here, the site clock is synchronized with my PC!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th July, 2021

    Tipping my hat today to the endurance of Mick Jagger on his 78th birthday, on the eve of yet another performance tour. It's rather amazing to me that this much time could have passed, as I can...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Speaking of vintage: today is Mick Jagger's 78th birthday, and I'm mind-boggled that he and the Stones will be touring again this autumn. Various internet gossip sites report that his favorite...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    That sounds like a really useful feature, which I'd love because there are 8 to 10 critics whose reviews are primary to me when researching a scent. But it also sounds like it would be difficult to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th July, 2021

    Ivoire de Balmain (1980)

    It just dawned on me today that of all the many, many bottles I've owned of Ivoire since it first came out in 1980, I've never owned the parfum. I think that should go on...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    God bless the careless eBay sellers. I've gotten some of my best bargains from them, including vintage Dior parfums that were listed as EDT miniatures.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ivoire (1980) by Balmain

    Icy-green, bitter, soapy, with just the amount of pencil-shavings cedar that I like. And a little touch of armpit (asafoetida?) to keep it jolie-laide.

    Turin praises...
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    [:::double post:::]
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    I guess I'm out for this weekend. Out of 130 bottles, I don't have a single one that has a white bottle or has a name containing "white", "blanche", or "blanco".

    Scratch that! I overlooked the...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    5. Gulabsingh Johrimal - Pine

    I chose this one for today primarily because I thought it would be proper company for my SOTD, which is Parfum d'Empire's Corsica Furiosa, a bone-dry garrigue scent....
  13. Re: "Super Ambrox" and the rise of overdosed fragrances

    Much worse. I keep hoping the trend is just going to fade away, like ultra-low-rise pants did.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd July, 2021

    Syncing in a French/Italian compromise: Corsica Furiosa by Parfum d'Empire
    https://i.jamesvillas.co.uk/images/content/2018/12/region_hero71(1)_mob.jpg

    It's hard to imagine what the view would be...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Good one!

    I'm going to split the difference between Italy and France and go with Corsica. Part of Italy until 1755 when it was given to Louis XV to pay off a debt, it only registered in my mind...
  16. Re: Has anybody heard of 'Opinion for Men' by Hanorah ?

    So I was partially misinformed. I thought it worked like recipes, which can't be copyrighted. So you CAN copyright your perfume formula, but nobody does so for fear of imitation.

    That reasoning...
  17. Re: Has anybody heard of 'Opinion for Men' by Hanorah ?

    So you can patent a bottle design but can't copyright the formula for the perfume that goes in it. What a world.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It fooled me! On the early bottles I used to get in the '70s, I thought the frame was metal.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd July, 2021

    Calandre (1969) by Michael Hy for Paco Rabanne

    https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=158113&d=1626983263


    Shades, I would totally wear a mango-scented fragrance. Mangoes in...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Calandre (1969) by Michael Hy for Paco Rabanne

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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    I missed your reply til just now, Earlyn. Thanks for sharing about your collection.

    I've never had one of those cologne minis in the clear glass bottle. I might try to find one of those.


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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Are you saying that you wonder if the top notes in the older version have just decayed due to age?

    If so, I don't think that was the case in these two bottles.
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    Ick, hate the new bottle. They took a classic design and turned it into a cartoon.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st July, 2021

    Me too! Join me over in the Vintage SOTD!
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrances you own

    I'm wearing it now: Eau d'Hermes.

    It isn't just a sexy smell. It is sex, full stop. The actual smell of the actual act. And I'm not alone in believing that. Just read the reviews.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Despite being sometimes depressing.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st July, 2021

    Now there is a job I would definitely contract out no matter what the cost. Ewww, ewww, ewww.

    This topic is practically begging for Shycat's contribution. I wonder where she is?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Shootout!

    1989 Eau d'Hermes (black cap, Ex Libris label)
    ~~~vs~~~
    2020 Eau d'Hermes (black cap, orange label)

    Two sprays of each on two different forearms.

    Well, this is interesting right...
  29. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    And in that case no one needs to bother with the "for my brother" ruse. *winkback*
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    ^^ This.
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    I don't think I am. In fact, I hate for strangers to engage me in any conversation beyond "Do you know which aisle the pickles are on?"

    I mostly do it because, as I said, I like to encourage...
  32. Re: Chanel celebrate 100th anniversary of No. 5 with Chanel Factory 5 Collection

    I was just thinking the exact same thing. We you miss around here, Gandhajala!
  33. Re: Rochas Moustache EdT concentree year discontinued?

    That version ("concentree") is plenty pissy. That's probably the one you want. The older one, with the hockey puck cap, is getting very hard to find and expensive when you do find it.

    The newer...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th July, 2021

    If a leach field is what I think it is, then.... ewwww.
  35. Re: Questions,,,please help or direct fellow mortal,

    1. Create your post

    2. Subscribe to it -- click on the "thread tools" in the grey bar at the top of the post

    3. Come back to it by clicking on "subscribed threads" in the green bar at the...
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    Re: Are you washing your jeans too often?

    Wow.



    Wow again.
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    I don't think that's necessarily true. I compliment strangers all the time, both men and women, when I'm in public places like shopping. Surely I can't be completely alone in doing that.
    ...
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    Re: Caron is back!

    Caron would have to pull off some really earth-shaking changes to regain my interest.
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    Which makes it seem doubly weird that I could smell this one clearly but couldn't smell the Surya Sandalwood at all.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th July, 2021

    So very sorry about your loss, Ine. Wishing you and your bf the strength to get through this.
  41. Re: Has anybody heard of 'Opinion for Men' by Hanorah ?

    I find the design elements of the packaging a bit baffling. What could a stubby letter "J" have to do with opinions?

    Or maybe it's not a "J". Maybe it's a length of elbow pipe.
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    I just noticed that today too. It's picking up speed?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Well, well, what a coincidence! I just happen to have samples of both of those vintages on hand, to join in a comparison shootout. I'm otherwise occupied tonight, skin-wise, but I'll give them a...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    Wow, even before she introduced us to The Simpsons. I had completely forgotten she ever had a music career, but now I can picture the video on MTV clear as a bell.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Drseid, are you familiar with Rogue's 'Le Canotier'? And if so, would you compare the vetiver you find in Vetifleur to the vetiver in that?

    I ask because your description (transparent, smooth,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th July, 2021

    Jujy, I once had the little fingers and ring fingers of both hands go very painful and then totally numb. (I was working in restaurant pastry and strenuously using my hands 10 hours a day.) Two...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I opened a splendid package of vintage samples from a Basenotes buddy this weekend, and in it was an eau de cologne version of Chanel Cuir de Russie. I'd never tried the EDC version before, and...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Which brings me no pleasure at all. It's really not fun being forced into such cynicism.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That isn't just plain lazy. That is fancy lazy. That is lazy with raisins in it.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Just from the picture alone I'd be willing to bet money that it smells of white musks and whatever the latest woody-aromachemical-du-jour is. Nothing in that picture says "cotton textiles" to me.
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Now I'm kinda scared.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Eau du Sud (1993) by Annick Goutal

    https://pricespy-75b8.kxcdn.com/product/standard/280/465959.jpg
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    ::bump::

    (just to keep it on the front page)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th July, 2021

    I'm going to copycat Teardrop and wear Goutal Eau du Sud for this hot day.



    Knit, I had never heard of Eau de Lalique and I just read all the reviews here and on Fragrantica. The idea of...
  55. Re: New to fragrance collecting, best place in the UK to buy samples and decants?

    You might start by browsing the Marketplace threads here on Basenotes. You'll find several UK and International sellers offering splits of fragrances, which are often available in sizes at small as...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    They do this thing a couple of times a year (or they did prior to Covid anyway) where they have amazing specials on sample batches, and on selected groups of special 2.5ml bottles of their oils. ...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    ^^ This needs explaining.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Quite right, I was confusing my Japanese tough guys. I've even seen Samourai, I believe it's one of his hitman's-last-job movies.



    Last year I went on a Delon binge, mostly inspired by all his...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Only the EDP, and only a small sample. It was essentially the same, maybe a bit less intense and a wee bit more floral (jasmine). I think the oil may have a stronger musk component. It certainly...
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Yeah, you should get a pass and be able to wear anything you wish!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Are you sure it didn't leak? It's an oil, so it shouldn't be able to evaporate.

    There was only a few drops in the bottle to begin with. Try swishing a Q-tip around inside it maybe? (After...
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Earlyn, which versions and concentrations of Lauren do you have? Who is the distributor(s) listed on your bottle(s)?

    Do you find it is often too degraded to wear? I've had several disappointing...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Wasn't there an Alain Delon movie called 'Shogun'? Which had nothing to do with Japan?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    As I was leaving last night I ran into Iskander in the cloakroom, weeping tragically over your rejection of him. He was so despondent that I sprayed him all over my shirttails in a show of...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    Thinking I'd stick with the Gulabsinghs, last night I grabbed the one that HB had enjoyed (I'm such a lemming).

    4. Gulabsingh Johrimal - Frangipani

    This one was really lovely, even to someone...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    9. Surya - Sandalwood Supreme

    I started with this just because Papsi did, and because I'm a little curious about the sandalwood scents in the batch. I had a peculiar experience with it; in its...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th July, 2021

    Joining in the "Red" weekend sync with

    Cabaret by Michel Almairic for Parfums Gres

    This feels like a re-tooling of Almairic's Voleur de Roses for L'Artisan Parfumeur.
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    I thought I only owned two red bottles, but I was forgetting about Hypnotic Poison. However, since I only own that for reference and at any rate would never in a million years considering wearing it...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    The best part of any Bruce show, when he pulls all the girls from the audience onstage with him.

    And who could forget the elections of '84, Reagan's second run, when Bruce had to keep telling all...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    I did my first three burns and took notes, but since it just took me an hour to make three short posts because the Basenotes server seems to be on a brown-out, I'm not going to risk losing my reviews...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    For the Spa Day Friday sync:

    Eau de Roche (1948) by Edmond Roudnitska for Rochas

    Jean-Ste, please tell me if I'm correct in believing that "rock water" ("eau de roche") is a French phrase that...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th July, 2021

    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his income depends upon his not understanding it."
    ---Upton Sinclair

    Joining in the Spa Day sync with Eau de Roche, the cologne...
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    Very sneaky.

    I'm choosing Eau de Roche, which is an ultimate spa scent, for the first half of the day. Translated, it means "rock water", and is a phrase the French use for mineral water...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    My only experience at a true spa "vacation retreat" was at a mineral mud bath in Wine Country in Northern California, and the mud baths, while relaxing, were one of the most vile smelling things I've...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Try a Walgreens that has a really large candy department. That, or maybe a big Dollar Store. That's who carries them where I live. I've never seen them in CVS or other drug stores.

    And Frank's...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Please do!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You rang?

    How have I never heard of this? Is it rare?
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Ba-dum-tish. (with apologies to Varanis)



    They might have been a Western thing, since they started in Texas. They're like a Butterfinger candy bar coated in coconut instead of chocolate. ...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Clearly my label tapes need to up their performance game.

    I'm also drenched in Iskander today, purely by coincidence.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Are you really wearing Iskander today? Me too!

    I join in the thumbs down on marshmallow peanuts; thumb sideways on candy corn, which has no discernible flavor at all to me.

    What got me through...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th July, 2021

    Wow, Jon, you are one brave man to wear La Nuit at midday in the high summer. I could never manage that.

    Me, I just succumb to the citruses and eaux while the Heat Parade goes on -- 92F/33C every...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    You're 100% correct. When GGA first came out it caused an absolute uproar on BN, everyone was raving about it, and a pal o' mine was just so sure I'd love it that he ordered me that big decant.
    ...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Were there any that you marked out for FB purchase?
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Mmm, Necco Wafers. How I loved those when I was 9 years old. One roll would last me half-way through a double feature Saturday matinee at the movies.

    To and/or them with Pepto Bismol tablets is...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Tocade (1994) by Maurice Roucel for Rochas

    I'm wearing it because Papsi says it's a corollary to the first incense I'll be burning as part of Hat & Beard's incense pass. We shall see.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

    Tocade (1994) by Maurice Roucel for Rochas

    It appears from recent listings that Rochas has stopped producing Tocade in its glorious Memphis-style bottle and switched it to their standard "Madame...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    I just noticed this ^. Is one of these something that you concocted yourself?
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    My parcel arrived last night, and until I opened it I had no idea how much trouble and expense our host had gone to in order to package these up for our sampling pleasure. So first off, a great big...
  89. Re: Any houses where you automatically blind buy every release?

    I could answer that by saying "Yes, Balmain and Dior"..... if today was 1990.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I've also been missing Monsieur Montana and his dice.
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    Re: How is today's Estée Lauder Azurée?

    I decided to wear Azuree today too, to reacquaint myself with it before FiveOaks' big reveal of her new bottle.

    I took y'all's advice about mist-and-walk-through-it, which is very sensible with...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Azurée (1969) by Bernard Chant for Estée Lauder

    https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=157518&d=1626112505
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th July, 2021

    I changed my mind. As I was reaching for the Bottega Veneta, my eye was caught by Azurée and, inspired by FiveOaksBouquet's recent thread, I decided on that instead. This is a...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    What was the objection?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th July, 2021

    Pretty low-key around here this morning. Lots of folks recovering from yesterday's adrenaline rush, I suppose.

    Bottega Veneta EDP for me today, also fairly low-key in its way. If anyone is in...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    Holy moley, Incense 101. Thanks, HB. Obviously I'll need to review them repeatedly once we get into the samples.
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    Re: How is today's Estée Lauder Azurée?

    Yes, me too, FiveOaks. Do come back and tell us how they compared.
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    Re: How is today's Estée Lauder Azurée?

    I just looked into buying a gift at Macy's and having them ship it internationally, and it turned out one of the very few things they won't ship is fragrances. Grrr.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I've tried repeatedly to wear it in the humidity of Carolina summers, and you're right, it isn't heavy, but the damp heat seems to amplify the "body smell" of it as the day wears on. I personally...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Have you seen Redneck P's review of this? As pleased as I was to be name-checked in it, the best part was this:

    Eau d'Her
    Mès she
    Set yer
    Nez free

    I don't usually wear this much in the...
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