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  1. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I can hardly even express how happy that makes me.
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    That is a very interesting observation. I can't remember any either. But considering the elevation of the other senses, surely scent would be affected too?
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Very kind of you, but since it's a) neroli and b) discontinued, maybe it would be better shared with someone other than me.

    I may try to get an assortment of samples of Hiram Green's current...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Birthday today to our own Purecaramel! ♥ ♥ ♥

    I was trying to decide on a tribute perfume, and finally landed on the one that seems to be most memory-laden for him:

    Vintage Eau...
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    Interesting stuff. I hadn't heard about Mitzah (the woman) before -- the only "woman behind Dior" I'd known of was his sister, the freedom fighter.
  6. Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    I'm thinking you're an Annick Goutal kind of girl. A little too quirky for Guerlain or Chanel.

    But I haven't decided which Goutal yet. I'll have to look at their offerings and pick one....
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    I'm starting to think that everybody in this thread tonight is drunk.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    "Toasted fruit tart chypre" is pretty descriptive!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Any reactions? (Kinda hoping you also got Dr. T to sniff it.)
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Haha! Oh, yellowtone, I wish I could be there to see the look on your face tomorrow morning when you wake up and realize you confessed all this here tonight.

    Happy birthday and many happy...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    At that price, I'd be doing a lot of skimping indeed, even if I adored it.
  12. Re: Rubbing salt in the wound: fragrance hobby and forum posting... are we getting insane?

    Oh, those portable stove collectors. Truly, a blot on humanity.

    :)
  13. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Yes indeed! Many kudos to the Red Dragon for coming up with the idea. It's kind of the ultimate in "attitude of gratitude", at a time when many of us could use some of that.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Original Poison + Hypnotic Poison might = The Incredible Hulk.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th May, 2021

    So glad to hear it! I do wish she'd come back, though.
  16. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    You both need to sniff Arabian Horse by Parfumerie Generale. The scent of the animal's skin and hair, the leather tack, and the hay as it both enters and exits the animal itself. So realistic that...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Casting off my Roudnitska shackles for the Friday Dior Sync:

    Hypnotic Poison (1998) by Annick Mendardo for Christian Dior

    Original black cap EDT. Man oh man oh man. Katie bar the door.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th May, 2021

    Me too, Jon!

    Holy mackerel. I wish there was somebody around to give me a gold star for wading this far out into the deep water.
    https://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/10210716-540.jpg
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    Haha! You probably can't swing a cat in your house without hitting a bottle of Dior.



    Pour moi, aussi. It was a grand old time.



    I was wondering if anybody would have the cojones to...
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    Hypnotic Poison, first-generation (black cap) EDT.

    One tiny spritz, shared between both wrists, filled the room at 10 o'clock last night and is still going strong this morning.

    This is kind...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ohhhhhh.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I don't think that's a terribly unusual reaction. Jungle L'Elephant is like taking a stroll through the souk and having every single vendor throw something at you.



    "Receptor outputs" -- ?? ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I like the way you think!

    But I see a flaw in your rankings. See how your bottle of Dior-Dior has the house name printed above the scent name? That indicates it's older than anything else there...
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Pass. Carnal Flower was supposed to be a green tuberose too.



    Why does anybody detest anything? Personal preference. (Plus it nauseates me.)
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Carnal Flower

    Dear god, what was I thinking?? I detest tuberose, and neroli (and narcissus, which, although not listed as a note, I'm sure I detect in this).

    This is a measure of how...
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    Smorgasbord!



    Hurrah!
  27. Re: Interview with Michael Edwards - creator of Fragrances of the World

    FYI, the link in the OP is just going back to the main forums page for me.
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    I knew I would! I thought about you when making the decision.
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    Ah, Dior. This is my vintage sweet spot. I own 12 different vintage Diors in multiple concentrations, BUT -- instead of going for one of my favored Roudnitska creations, I'm going to go waaaay...
  30. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Ebenas has many associations in my portfolio:

    ...Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris -- because she muled a bottle to me all the way across the Atlantic when it was discontinued.

    ...Jungle...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Jungle L'Elephant (1996) EDP by Dominique Ropion for Kenzo

    Must love cardamom and anise. That elephant cap is solid cast metal, and could do real damage if dropped on your foot.

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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I don't know how you can stand the suspense! 80mls, wow!



    I don't know that one, and the only other Marcel Bur scent I've ever heard of is Prince de Galles Sport:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th May, 2021

    We're expecting a string of cool-ish days (possibly the last ones before summer heat sets in), so I decided to pull out a few heavy-hitters that probably won't get worn again until next winter. ...
  34. Re: ORIGINAL Marlou 50ml d'ambiguite : You know that I'm weak for you (weak for you) I can't help my

    Fixed that for you. :cheesy:

    (I'm glad for you, SixC!)
  35. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I miss that guy.
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    Re: New Goutal packaging (small rant)

    By pressurized, do you mean they're like the old-fashioned "atomiseur" bottles, with gas in them that causes them to keep spraying as long as your finger is holding down the spray mechanism?
  37. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Chanel No. 19 always makes me think of RoRo, because he is the ultimate human database of knowledge on dating the vintage bottles by design, packaging, and labels.
  38. Thread: Baudruchage

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    Re: Baudruchage

    Most of which I'll bet were factices used as photo props. :)

    I've bought several beautiful old Dior factices with the houndstooth-embossed glass, with the intention of cleaning them out and...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Dioressence (1969) by Guy Robert for Christian Dior

    Eau parfumée concentration, from a decant provided by the much-missed RoRo (and I've even cribbed his photo).

    This is far from my favorite...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    You can get vintage Diorella on eBay and Etsy for considerably less cost than Malle is charging for their scents.

    But even the modern Diorella is just as good as Parfum de Therese, in my book.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th May, 2021

    Go, Kewart!



    Amen to this, Erin. I've been trying so hard to get over this syndrome, and be happy with decants.



    I've taken a few holiday trips to Savannah over the past couple of years,...
  42. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Purecaramel: Moschino < Bel Ami

    Epapsiou: Moschino > Bel Ami
  43. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    And now anything "Havana" makes me think of you!
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    This one is for Kaern. He'll remember what I'm referring to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7022ykTjJO4
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    Yes. But I'm too ashamed to admit what it was.
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    That was hilarious!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKk91x0Yg7Q
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    Re: Your Favourite Reviews

    Something tells me that you don't go un-heard in any area of your life.

    Not to mention un-smelled.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th May, 2021

    Dior-Dior (1976) by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior

    A dab of parfum, a spritz of EDT

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I think I'll sync with the Camel today, following after Tristan. A dab of parfum with a spritz of EDT. I have a doctor appointment this afternoon, and it should be tamed down by then.

    Dior-Dior...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's powerful stuff, alright. If it was a blues song it would be titled "Mean, Mean Woman".
  51. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Bel Ami = Purecaramel

    Anything by 4160Tuesdays = PerfumedLady

    And then there's....

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Tristan, you own THREE bottles of Dior-Dior ??

    Would you consider marrying me? I don't have any money, but I can cook.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd May, 2021

    Caz, have you ever told us what prompted the cross-country move from Montreal?

    Nanaimo, home of one of the best tooth-rotting sweets ever: Nanaimo Bars.
    ...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Thanks for checking in here, Brooks. A valuable contribution, coming from someone who's as tobacco-focussed as you are.

    "Pleasant, but not bringing anything new" seems to be the theme of this...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Double-barreled Ivoire de Balmain:

    (Left arm) 1980 EDT by Michael Hy/Francois Camail

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    (Right arm) 2012 EDT by Michel Almairic
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 & 19 EDT baffled

    Unlikely in the presence of all that alcohol.



    That seemed to be the consensus of my respondents.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd May, 2021

    We seem to be in weather-sync with our British brethren: thunderstorms imminent, with a powerful smell of ozone in the sultry air.

    For days like this I like to wear a bittter, mineralic,...
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    Re: The 10 "Must Have" -"women's" perfumes

    I'm surprised by how many people listed Caron's Parfum Sacre, considering how little it gets discussed or listed in SOTDs around here.

    I do love it, but it seems to mostly fly under the radar.
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 & 19 EDT baffled

    I think you just have normal condensation inside the bottles. And the less liquid in the bottle, the more condensation you'll see.

    See this thread where I asked a similar questions:
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    And actually that Elvis cologne is kind of yummy, as Papsi well knows.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Here's one you could get to soothe your wounded feelings.

    File this under "World Gone Mad." $550, Haha!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/265091425041?hash=item3db8ae2311:g:M3IAAOSw1btgUfKY
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Hard to believe there could be anything still missing from this massive list, but my Ctrl+F efforts didn't give me any mentions of Prince de Galles Sport by Marcel Bur. A vetiver in the style of...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You've just reminded me that I need to pick up a bottle of the very excellent Léonard de Léonard (1989). I only own a mini of this superb ultra-green chypre. Galbanum for days.

    When evaluating...
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    Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    GGA is ruined for me for personal wear because of its strong petrol note (I hate petrol notes), but for that very reason it would probably be perfect to spray on car seats. And reasonably priced,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Must be some kind of holiday or celebration in the Hednic household!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Such a great bottle on that one. But the scent itself is just too opulent for me.
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    Re: Diptyque - Kimonanthe

    Osmanthus absolute smells almost entirely of apricots and leather to me. Osmanthus trees grow quite prolifically where I live (locally they're called Sweet Tea Olive tree), and when they bloom in...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd May, 2021

    A hearty "hello" to Pastello from Kyiv and her very exotic sounding perfume!

    I'm testing Diptyque Kimonanthe today, from the sample that Phleg passed along when she bought her FB.

    I can tell...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yes, I do, but I'm kind of an anti-floral Scrooge in general. I do own some of it, just because it's Roudnitska, but can't wear it.



    Awww. Here's hoping you're able to get back to see them...
  70. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    Yeah, maybe, if you're grading on a curve.

    I've been so miffed at Chanel ever since they ditched Sycomore EDT, but you're making me think I should get over myself and give them more of a chance....
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Which one do you think is their acclaimed masterpiece?
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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    I think the perfect embodiment of the modern dandy is Andre Benjamin. Every single thing he wears, from totally trad to outrageously colorful, has the stamp of his personal panache.

    I'd love to...
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    Re: Scent of a Mullet

    Those are not mullets. Those are shags.

    In a true mullet, the ears are always visible. Long hair in the back only, never on the sides.
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    "...plus a vetiver base I created for another fragrance I'm working on for next year."

    I think I'll hold out for that one. Hoping for a re-working of Le Canotier, my Rogue favorite.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Love those Art Nouveau labels. Are the graphics as 3-dimensional as they look?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Very kind of you to offer, but it would cost more to ship here than it would cost on eBay U.S. (around 9 euros).

    BUT -- if you ever come across the older version (my photo above is the newer one),...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Choc (1981) by Françoise Caron for Pierre Cardin

    A neglected cheapie, a cheerful fruity green chypre with a long, dark oakmoss drydown, somewhat reminiscent of the original "Y" by Yves Saint...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Cevenol, you are actually wearing Diorissimo?

    I don't think I've ever known a man that brave.

    Well, maybe LiveJazz. He wore Fracas yesterday, which is about as much of a floral sledgehammer as...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I just read all the BN reviews of Dilettante, and it does indeed sound like I should test it, neroli be damned. I'll look into whether Hiram Green offers a discovery set.

    (Not perfume related,...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Yes, I quite liked that, it was certainly green (grassy hay) enough to suit me. But I think the honey threw me off. Not that it was urinous, that wouldn't bother me, but more like the overall...
  81. Re: Fall/winter female fragrance recommendations

    I don't care for florals either, so woody and green fragrances would be my recommendations. However, the way you feel about the orientals as Cacio mentioned would be a big factor in suggesting...
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    Re: Amazon Pay vs. PayPal

    Well, I read that the National Security Administration uses Amazon web hosting services, so.....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Dior-Dior (1976) by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior. A spritz of EDT beefed up with a dab of extrait.

    I think yesterday's Diorella may have kicked off a vintage Dior binge. This one always...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    And such a wonderful bottle! Sounds like they really missed the target on that packaging and name.
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    I'll be sitting on a folding chair over by the punchbowl this week.

    No me gustan las flores grandes.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th April, 2021

    No sync for me today, I can't do the big florals thing. Instead, some vintage Dior-Dior.

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Sounds to me like a TKO for Forte.
  88. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    Exciting to learn that it's Nagel's creation, but disappointing to read this from NST:

    "...and, in case you were wondering about any possible likeness to St. Germain, I took a few sips from the...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2021

    Looking into his crystal ball, Karnak foresees 5 wearings of Le Lion for you in May. (Five Sundays :wink:)
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    I'll probably be able to smell you all the way across the Atlantic Ocean.
  91. Re: Jo Malone | British Collection 2021 | Marmalade Cologne

    Be still my heart. I love the smell of that Belvoir Elderflower Cordial drink so much that I sometimes buy it just to smell it. I must sniff this as soon as possible!

    5 minutes later: found on...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    If Forte can't win this one, he should be forced to change his name.
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    Re: Body & bath products found at TJ Maxx

    I would mostly agree with that, except that Pecksniff's makes a line of grapefruit bath/body products that are wonderful. Sometimes they'll have sets of them for less than $20. The smell of...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th April, 2021

    https://www.google.com/search?q=chergui+meaning&source=hp&ei=VgiLYOvwKYyYsQWHmoLYBQ&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYIsWZpTJFBZKI66R3RxX4lsJf7rbhjse&oq=chergui&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMYATICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyCAguEM...
  95. Re: flying in USA with lots of perfume - checked bags - how much can you take?

    Have they jettisoned the "30mls or less" rule? Last time I flew commercial (more than 2 years ago) they were even throwing away peoples' shampoo bottles.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yes, that Miss Dior and Dioressence bottle, the tall ribbed column with the plastic cap, is the '80s version that I want. The bottles were ugly, but it was a great era for Dior juice.

    That poor...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Diorella EDT (1972) by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior

    I notice that several BN reviewers of Diorella list alternative scents for anyone who'd like to experience a similar scent but without...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th April, 2021

    Another very warm day here, 85F/30C. Some vintage Diorella, perhaps?

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It doesn't seem like a good sign when you're putting tourist directions on your label. :)
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    Re: My week with some great cheapies!

    Received today the Visit bottle inspired by this thread. It's nice, but I'm glad I only bought a 1-ounce. Visit is NOT unisex in my opinion, so it will wind up going to live with the boyfriend. ...
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