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    Re: Most worn in May 2021

    This is easy for me:

    I wore basically nothing but Chamade and Sous le Vent all month long.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th May, 2021

    And it's the original version--nice!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th May, 2021

    Love this one!
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    Re: Nue Co Forest Lungs, is it any good?

    I'd love to hear someone's reviews of this one!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd May, 2021

    Happiest of birthdays, Sea Roses and gandhajala!

    Still on my vintage CHAMADE kick.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    It really is. (Wish it weren't quite so spendy.)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Chamade extrait, yet again.
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    Re: Latest Parfum D'Empire - Mal-Aime!

    Now at ZGO Perfumery.
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes -Cologne du Maghreb-

    Yup. To me, there is a synthetic note or notes that he uses that makes me less of a fan.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    More vintage Chamade extrait.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    154031154031

    A back up bottle of this gorgeous scent.
  12. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Wearing vintage Chamade, simply because I'm currently in LURVE with it.
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    Re: Leather Question

    Hmmm. If all of these notes have been removed (or even curtailed), I have no interest in even sampling. :-(
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes -Cologne du Maghreb-

    The ingredients sound terrific.
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    Re: Leather Question

    Is the birch tar a problem?
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    Re: Leather Question

    I keep hearing positive reviews of it, so I just wanted to hear a bit more. Thanks!
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    Re: You can only pick one!

    (Vintage) Guerlain, BUT, my favorite perfume of all time is CHANEL's Cuir de Russie, so make of that what you will.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    Shoot! I love Ewan McGregor, but not enough to watch a really bad biographical film about Halston. :-(
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    Re: Leather Question

    Okay doke. I feel like maybe Diamondflame did, too.
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    Leather Question

    Has anyone smelled both Cuir de Russie by CHANEL and also Cuir de Russie by Anna Zworykina? I would love to know their similarities and differences before I invest in the Zworykina version.

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

    This guy is REALLY enjoying his Insense.
  22. Re: What’s that fragrance every woman seems to be wearing?

    I'm going to start talking about the 'guts' of each perfume I review.
  23. Re: know anything about Anna Zworykina Perfumes?

    I know this is an old thread, but I would LOVE to hear some specific comments on how Anna's Cuir compares to CHANEL's.
  24. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    I have bought from him many a time. He's terrific!
  25. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

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

    Me, too.
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    Re: Chamade current vs vintage

    The vintage parfum is really gorgeous, with two, almost separate parts: a snappy, tart green opening that melts into a soft and amberish Guerlain dry down that goes on and on.
  28. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Vintage bottle of Sous le Vent pure parfum. (Oh, and a few drops of the original Siberian Musk.)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    More SOUS LE VENT in vintage extrait.
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happiest of birthdays, yellowtone!!

    And, I really second your observations about BN. I have SO enjoyed being a part of this incredible group of perfume lovers. (Nearly) everyone here is generous...
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    Re: Happy International Fragrance day!

    EXACTLY!
  32. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    Oh, yeah--me too! I also adore the smell of leaded gasoline, solder, spray paint, and all kinds of really toxic material. Those enormous black markers we used in grade school smelled divine and...
  33. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    This is such a cool thread and reminds me of past and present associations.

    The ultimate in community sharing!
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Luten's Mandarine Mandarin.

    The only scent that makes me literally shiver with revulsion.
  35. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I still feel this way! And if there were any bottles anywhere on planet earth, I would scoop them up, no matter the cost!
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    Har! I had never seen this, but I won't be forgetting it soon.
  37. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Me, too. Plus anything made by Roudnitska
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    Re: Your Favourite Reviews

    HA! For good or for ill, you are probably right.
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    Top 5 I'd love to smell on a male:

    - MKK
    - CHANEL CdR
    - Mitsouko
    - Eau d'Hermes
    - Sous le Vent
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Does the EDP simply smell more feminine than the extrait to you?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Why do I always have to fall for the expensive vintage ones?!
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    Re: The 10 "Must Have" -"women's" perfumes

    Simply because they're my favorites:

    - CHANEL Cuir de Russie
    - CHANEL Bois des Iles
    - Guerlain Chamade
    - Guerlain Mitsouko
    - Guerlain Sous le Vent
    - Caron Nuit de Noel
  43. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Finally! What does a Cuir de Russie girl have to do to get noticed around here? :-)
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    Re: Your Favourite Reviews

    I feel so heard!
  45. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    I have ZERO desire to smell like any food products, but I do love the smell of horses and would happily wear a scent that actually smelled like them. (Which is no doubt part of why I love CdR.)
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    No, but I wish ad copy were that compelling. (Maybe if ClaireV wrote all of it.)
  47. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Sycomore = cook.bot
    Eau d'Hermes = Johnny_Ludlow
    Bel Ami = purecaramel
    Polo = Danny Mitchell
    Bois des Iles = ClaireV
    Chanel No 5 = yellowtone
    Genghis Khan = hednic
    Rein = cacio
    Mitsouko =...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Chamade extrait. Whoo boy, I love this one!
  49. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    True. Nothing Polge has done even begins to compare to Beaux' stuff.
  50. Re: Acqua di Parma Best 3 Treasures current available 2021

    It is gorgeous in its vintage state! (The new iteration, not so much.)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Still on my (apparently) endless Sous le Vent bender.
  52. Thread: New Rusak!

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    Re: New Rusak!

    This sounds pretty gorgeous!
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    It's an absolute beauty, especially in vintage extrait or PDT.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'd be extremely interested in that one.
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    Re: Vintage Mitsouko Extract Buying Guide?

    I would also recommend the vintage Parfum de Toilette. It's a bit harder to find, but it is just as beautiful as the extrait (in fact, it's my favorite concentration).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Well, I didn't quite mean it like that! (I'm pretty devoted to Dr. T, as well.) :-)
  57. Re: Does anyone know what's happened to Scenthurdle.com?

    Very, very sad to hear this. :-(
  58. Re: Please suggest some of your mind blowing favorites

    I second the vote for Vol de Nuit and Chamade, in particular.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ask away!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Especially when we're wearing Eau d'Hermes.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Ooooh! I'm envious of the first one!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Lily of the Valley is my kryptonite.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Coty's CHYPRE (pure parfum)
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Can't quite tell from their very brief description just how this differs from Miyako.
  65. Re: Shopping on ebay... Is PerfumePawn (2642) legit?

    So have I.
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    Re: Orientals for nitwits

    I simply "can't do" orientals or anything that contains too much amber or labdanum. Vintage Bal a Versailles in extrait form is the most "oriental" scent I can wear, and I can only wear it in small...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    "Cacophonic and delightful," "interminable and very pleasant," "Weird but nice." Turin seems to love using phrases that are semi-oxymoronic or paradoxical. Is this a form of "playing it safe?"
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Has he written about previous ALD releases?
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Oh, man, Herbal Essence! My entire high school experience in a bottle.
  70. Re: If you could go back in time, which magical moment in your hobby would you want to live again?

    Wow. This would be heaven.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Another day, another wear of Acqua di Parma Profumo. (Vintage, of course.)
  72. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Hope you continue to improve!

    Here's a crazy thought: how about Bonne Bell Skin Musk. It's a complete cheapy you can buy on eBay and it smells like a slightly soft sandalwood. Not much presence...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I need to try this one, especially if it reminds you of DIorella! (Plus, you know I love me some skanky undertones.)
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    Re: Perfume and Beauty in Times of Distress

    Interesting article. Thank you for sharing!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I know it's supposed to be a guys-only fragrance, but I love it, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th March, 2021

    My mother's signature scent. For 65 years, she never wore anything else.
  77. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    A few folks have claimed similarities between CPM and Sous le Vent. Do you agree or are they miles apart?
  78. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Never tried this one, but I need to.
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    Re: How to decide if it's FBW

    I tend to wear a sample or decant for at least 24-48 hours before deciding to invest in a full bottle. That may not seem like a long enough time to some, but for me, a full day's wear is definitely...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    A couple more bottles of this beauty:
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    Re: Current 5 faves today

    1. Sous le Vent
    2. Eau d'Hermes
    3. Crabtree & Evelyn Mysore Sandalwood
    4. Acqua di Parma Profumo
    5. Nuit de Noel
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th March, 2021

    Sous le Vent, my new love (it's vintage, but it's 'new' to me).
  83. Re: Do you have any favorites in the Maison Dior line?

    Pretty sure Cuir Cannage is discontinued, as well.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Wearing vintage NUIT DE NOEL from Caron in pure parfum. (Even though it's nowhere near Xmas.)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    To me, it's like Mitsouko combined with Cabochard. The caraway and leather are such surprises here. Both elegant and animalic, in equal measure.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    FETE by Molyneux in vintage extrait.

    How had I never tried this before?!?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yup. You know I'm the extrait queen. Plus, I loved those little frosted teardrop bottles.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I gave away my back up bottle of this to my sister, got nervous and invested in another.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's so strange. For a brief moment in time last year, I, too, loved PC and bought several bottles. And then suddenly, it was if my olfactory system reloaded itself, and I genuinely couldn't stand...
  90. Re: Anyone ever bought fragrances to resell at a profit?

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

    I've been wearing my SOUS LE VENT extrait for weeks now and am still absolutely enchanted (which makes me sad/worried since it's impossible to find/replenish).
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I've been reading these reviews with great interest, and love the very apt way you describe this particular sensation, yellowtone! I used to love Helmut Lang EDP and the one day, I started feeling...
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    Re: Vero Profumo: They continue on

    I found the Mito extrait SUPER green and sharp. It was simply too strident for me, but the EDP sounds pretty great.
  94. Re: Snuff de Schiaparelli 1977-version Arrived. Uhm....

    Wow. I haven't tried this one, but I'm actually sort of intrigued by your description. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts on this
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    Re: Guerlain Chypre 53

    Will you be adding it to your collection?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    [QUOTE=Cook.bot;5123613]SOTD, copied from Jon R, but from the alternate bottle.

    Eau de Patou (1976) by Jean Kerleo

    Just bought a pure parfum mini of this!
  97. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. February 2021

    Vintage Sous le Vent simply because I am currently quite infatuated with it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Vintage (obviously!) Sous le Vent extrait, a new obsession.
  99. Re: STYX by Coty/Rallet anyone remember this gem from the 70s?

    I've tried both versions, but I have little memory of the '70s version. I did love the earlier incarnation: a dusky, slightly femme fatale scent that I would happily invest in if I ever found a...
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    Re: What's your most Spiritual Fragrance?

    Very true for me. Sous le Vent, as well.
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