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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    As of today, leaving behind old favorite classics that just aren’t as good anymore. Not in order:

    Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere
    Vero Mito
    Sultan Pasha Thebes I
    Sultan Pasha Jardin D’Borneo Gardenia...
  2. Re: Most worn in September and Third Quarter of 2019

    I’ve never done this before, because I never kept track. But I started recording a sotd to keep track of my sampling (and I wasn’t able to totally keep on top of that in spite of it). I don’t have a...
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    Re: Southern Gothic perfumes? (Resident Evil 7!)

    Botanical-Goth: ’Sonnet XVIII‘ by Olympic Orchids gives me the disquieting feeling of being interred in loam, unable to get out; overtaken, embraced and slowly subsumed by vines. Musty.
  4. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    The new remake(?) of Winter by Dasein smells just like a Christmas Yankee Candle, the one combining conifer and sugar plums. Not really one I want to smell on my skin. Would rather burn the candle....
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    Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I wanted to do a follow-up about reconstituting with 190 proof Everclear. The decant I least wanted to lose was ‘Djedi’ by Guerlain, which was the main reason I was looking for a way to reconstitute...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    One that always made the world sweet and lovely was the original ‘Light Blue’. The apple and soft airy wood always reminded me of the Sweet Gale bogs near my home, which was a heavenly light-hearted...
  7. Re: Post a note and the best example of that note in a fragrance

    Campfire ash: Fume by Hendley

    If someone could bottle the smell of a coffee shop when you first walk in the door, I’d buy it.
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    Io No Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto by Unum.
    Though calling it Io No Ho might be kind of fun.
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    Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    Yes, Everclear is available. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I purchased 8 oz of Perfumers alcohol on this site and found out the cheapest shipping to Alaska was $64. So yeah, I’m back to Amazon.
    Really interesting site... tempting to explore.
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    Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    K - I found that one.
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    Re: Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    Yeah, the topnotes...:p
    A few will fare better (Heeley Agarwood, Iunx L’arbre, Patchouli Patch)...maybe...
    I’m having a hard time throwing them away, so I’m willing to try it. Thanks for the...
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    Reconstituting evaporated perfume

    I don’t normally post here, so I hope you won’t mind a non-DIY question.

    I have 10 fragrance decants I lost then found during a house move, which are mostly evaporated. They all smell good, but...
  14. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    The first time was years ago - I asked my brother-in-law what he wore because it smelled really handsome on him. When he told me Brut I was in disbelief, as I never liked it before.
    I asked a...
  15. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Yeah, my mother wore White Shoulders and I just can’t go there, lol.
  16. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    I recommend De Profundis by Serge Lutens for its melancholic but hopeful air. You said she’s not really gloomy, so this light, reserved, thoughtful fragrance might be one she finds resonance with....
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    Re: CB I hate Perfumes: Are they worth it?

    I’ve tried three a long time ago, and at that time longevity was a consistent issue.

    Cradle of Light was lovely, but very short-lived. Wild Pansy was nice and quite realistic, but more a snapshot...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Nice! I want this.

    A bottle of my current love, Au Couer du Desért. I usually buy a decant first, but with Au Couer I totally skipped that process.
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    Re: Help to find! Fragrance for mom (60+ age)

    Chanel N° 5 Eau Premiere might be something your mother would love. It’s classic and lovely, but lighter than the regular N°5, with less aldehydes, so she can use it for daytime.
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    Re: NEW: Nimere Parfums - Dragon Blood!

    Intriguing. I like burning raw Dragon’s Blood resin, which is iron red in color, because it has a warm expansive smell, different from frankincense, myrrh or amber. The cherry note in this one sounds...
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    Re: Aventus for Her

    I didn’t care for Aventus For Her. I tried several times. I have a reaction to it, so it smells very unlovely. I had the same, and lesser, reaction to Aventus, so I think there’s some common DNA that...
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    Re: Chainsaws and Saw Dust

    I always loved that old broken-down engine oil smell you experience when someone cracks open an engine, and you smell it in the engine block. Difficult to describe, but you mechanics know it. You can...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    I read the reviews of the two Guerlain Homme flankers. I have to try them now. Thanks.
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    Re: No. 5 (and other ubiquitous perfumes)

    Shemelimelle, did you ever end up trying it?
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    Re: No. 5 (and other ubiquitous perfumes)

    I have one I love, but almost feel like I need to apologize when I wear it, because it’s so ubiquitous and not highly thought of - Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana.

    I love the...
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    [US + CANADA] Free - Love, Chloe; Tilleul; Eau De Camille

    There is no sale. Free. Just want to get rid of some old, used bottles of these fragrances. I was going to throw them away, but thought someone may want them instead. I can’t charge for them as...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    I’ve smelled very few of these recommendations, so I’m looking forward to this. I’ve placed orders covering every mention on this thread I can track down. Mugler Cologne, Grey Vetiver, and Original...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    Okay, got it, thanks.
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    Who would think we’d ever prefer a fragrance that disappeared, lol. But yeah, I’ve heard of perfume bans in the workplace a lot. The doctors in my family all work in fragrance-free environments. So,...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    I will check their house line out.

    I’ve been trying to respond to several messages in one response, like several people here are doing, but I must be doing something wrong, as it only lets me...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    I agree about the vetiver. It can become amazingly smooth and elegant. I’ve smelled a few in the past I loved, but I wasn’t in the market for an office masculine at the time so didn’t make note of...
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    I know - office politics, huh? :rolleyesold:

    I checked out GPHII - it sounds wonderful. I’ve already started a sample order.
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    Re: Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    He’s high up in the firm - I don’t think it’s something they can deal with directly. But yeah, it might be a matter of meeting with clients smelling of civet. I get it. He can save the delicious...
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    Office Fragrance For Engineering Firm

    My husband works in an engineering firm. I’ve bought him perfume sample sets in the past, and decants of ones that smell great on him.

    An email was sent out last month at his workplace discussing...
  35. Re: Perfumes requiring the most wearings to “get it”

    I posted this on another thread, but I just tried sampling Breath of God after not caring for it when I first tried it years ago. This time I loved it.

    I kind of had an idea back then that a...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - April 2019

    I’m revisiting ones I tried long ago when I first started reading Basenotes, and didn’t care for at the time, to see if my tastes have changed.

    Breath of God - This time around, I love it. What...
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    Re: Best summer incense ?

    Let Me Play the Lion by LesNez, a sheer wafting incense. It’s description on Basenotes has a scratch-and-sniff page.

    Oh, another I forgot:
    Shanaan by Micallef
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    Re: What Is That I Keep Smelling?

    It’s really hard to say which one it is at this point... not many fragrances in the database actually list ’maltol’. I found 12 that list it. You might look at those, and see if any of them are ones...
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    Re: Fresh, modern, breezy, soft sandalwood

    Nice thread... a light, breezy sandalwood sounds good. I’ve been making a list from these suggestions. For some reason, Samsara never worked on me. Almost stodgy. I think it was the aldehydes,...
  40. Re: Your favourite mainstream/designer perfumes released within the last 5 (or so) years?

    Bulgari Eau Perfumée Au Thé Noir, killer smoke note.

    +Narciso edp

    I keep seeing recommendations for Stash. Celebrity fragrances aren’t on my radar much, but I think I need to try this one.
  41. Re: Stuck on Spring Florals - Recommendations to try?

    Hermes “Muguet Porcelain” if you like lily-of-the-valley. Unisex.
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    Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    :) The best of all worlds. Thanks for Peche Cardinal, will have to try. I love a nice adventuresome fragrance. I have a Virgo friend who likes Amouage Interlude Woman and wears it a lot.
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    Re: D&G Light Blue, Non-Summer Variation

    I love Light Blue too. For me it’s the floral, ambroxan (soft wood), apple and musk mix. I love that apple note, nothing like it.

    One with ambroxan and a nice musk is Eau Duelle in the edp version...
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    Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    Yeah, astrology charts are very complicated, which is why these lists are hilariously hit and miss. There’s three signs that are the skeleton upon which the rest of the chart hangs - the sun sign,...
  45. Re: Perfumes requiring the most wearings to “get it”

    Jicky. It’s subtle blendedness was to me at first a flat wall. And I wore it in the heat, where it became obnoxious. I retried it in winter, and grew to like its inscrutable past-time vibe as I...
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    Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    Why do the Sagittarians get the sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh and rose? I want those... maybe I’ll change my sign.
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    Re: Best niche fragrance for women?

    +2
    It will make her happy you paid attention to what she likes.

    A funny story with my fiancé at the time. My birthday came up while we were on vacation at a huge Gem and Mineral show. He already...
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    Re: Parfumes on clothes in winter.

    Yeah, airing doesn’t seem to be an effective way to remove perfume. What donna255 and Parfum de peau said, if you can handle it.
    I wear an Alaskan ‘parky’ with a ruff in winter. You don’t clean...
  49. Re: what exact perfume notes you associate with "sexy"?

    + This
    (I would add a dirtied rose on women)
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    ‘Harem Rose’ is very nice - a winsome woody floral with a drydown that doesn’t let you down. I really like it.
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    Re: Please pair a fragrance with this picture

    Enchanted Forest
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    Re: Reviews Being Held

    K, I did that. Thanks for your help.:):):)
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    Re: Reviews Being Held

    Okay got it, thanks. I’m using the wrong term. Yes, I did pay through next January, which makes it Basenotes Plus. And the reviews just started being held last week. It’s probably something I need to...
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    Reviews Being Held

    Hi,
    Though I’m a Basenotes Supporter (subscription still active), the last two times I wrote reviews they were automatically held, with the message if I want them to appear online immediately, I...
  55. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    ... a creative and inventive way to deal the problem. :smiley_up:
  56. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    :smiley::grin::laugh::laugh::smiley:
  57. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    The madness of a man doing that intrigued me. Inspired me really.
    No, I didn’t pursue it... I was like a crazy scientist in a laboratory, without any guidelines. I made some awful stuff, whereas I...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    I will, though if it turns out to be a bust, it may be tough to say so :cry::wink:
  59. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    Mine was a long and winding path. It started when I was 18 and was given a small bottle of L’Heure Bleue pure perfume by my boyfriend. The fact he upended the bottle and poured it all over us changed...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    I fell in love with a review by kumquat for Violette a Sydney by Laura Tonatto, and was looking around for a sample of it. I could never come up with a tester, so I decided to blind-buy it. That’s...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    This really opens up a whole different world. Both my grandmothers went through the depression, and couldn’t really afford perfume. But that made it all the more important, because at that time it...
  62. Re: Top lasting long perfumes and Everyone loves

    Hi Dylanbay,
    Yeah, like grayspoole said, I’m not sure you’ll be able to get a consensus in this day and age. Synthetic aroma chemicals now can produce the wildest variations imaginable on different...
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    Oh yeah, I do remember that being one I can’t wear either. Well, there’s lots, sigh.
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    :shocked: :grin:
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    I have allergic reactions to a lot of contemporary fragrances so I have a long list, unfortunately. I sneeze at aldehydes, so department store perfume counters are a killjoy place mostly. And all the...
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    Re: Popular Fragrances I HATE!

    This is me, and why my favorites list changes frequently...
  67. Re: What perfumes seem hot, passionate or fiery to you?

    Splash Forte by Iunx.
    I wore it outdoors in winter to feel warmer.
    Their description:

    Friction de Iunx Splash Forte (Strong Splash) is "Like a sip of a fiery spirit, Splash Forte is a musky,...
  68. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    We’re watching fireworks shot off by residents of the lake we live on, from our living room deck. Everyone puts on a lovely one-upmanship show. Champagne for the toast. I’m wearing Eris ‘Ma Bete’....
  69. Re: Natural and Green Beauty 101: Where to start and what to remember

    I just stumbled on this article. I think an important issue got lost in the commentary. As a counterpoint, I’m one who’s adversely affected by quite a few synthetic fragrance molecules, some of...
  70. Re: Suggestions for fan of D&G and Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere?

    Hi tinfoiled-

    I'm with your wife on Chanel N°5 - I didn't care for the original, but love Eau Prèmiere.

    In designer fragrances, she might like Bulgari pour Femme.
  71. Re: Help me get my wife the perfect designer fragrance

    +2 on Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere.

    I'm not sure Angel can be a blind-buy. Women either love it or hate it. Best to sample it first. Another I thought of, Black Orchid, is the same way. She'll either...
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    Badgley Mischka - a diva fruitchouli. It needs a purple dress.
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    Re: Most worn in April 2015

    I've been doing a LOT of testing this month because I had a break for a few weeks. But, of the ones I tried I kept coming back to:

    Modern Muse Chic by Estée Lauder - It has a distinct smart...
  74. Thread: cumin note

    by flathorn
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    Re: cumin note

    Fareb by Huitiemere Art has a big cumin note. I liked it because It came across on me like cumin the spice, but other people call it skanky. It's got resin, wood and immortelle.
  75. Re: Cheap 80s powerhouses - One Man Show vs Krizia Uomo vs Oscar Pour Lui vs Tsar vs Aramis vs etc

    Hi - I really loved classic Aramis on a man. Wasn't too sharp, too abrasive, too smelly, too synthetic. It was rich, balanced, great smelling, and kind of sexy in a classy way.
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    Poll: Re: Which ones do you love from this list?

    I've only smelled five of them - *but none of those were my favorites on a man. Of them Aventus was the most disappointing, if that helps. Men love Aventus so much, I was expecting something...
  77. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    This is history, but the most compliments I got on a single perfume was the vintage Diorella. I really loved that fragrance. But it wasn't the same after they reformulated it and I haven't bought a...
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    Re: Scent like Maybe Baby

    Hi -

    L Gwen Stefani, though GS has more pear than peach.
    Jennifer Lopez Glamour & Love
    Floret - Antonia's Flowers
    Petit Cherie - Annick Goutal
    Benefit's Bathina Body mist "Just Confess You're...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2015

    First try for Sballo by Bruno Acampora.
    This one was instant love. Old style, rough ashy chypre with loads of oakmoss. That long slow dark drydown. Wow. How did they do that? I thought oakmoss was...
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    Re: Your favorite Iris (Orris) scents

    Heeley's Iris de Nuit for a standard Iris frag. But for some reason I like mixing bone dry iris fragrances with thick rough tarry fragrances - the cool non-attachment with a uncouth overlay is very...
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    Re: sensitive soul/ perfume choice

    If someone is sensitive to evocative fragrances, they must smell Djedi, as hard as it is to get. It is a gothic set piece playing out on the skin.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2015

    I don't make a head count, but I couldn't get enough of Agent Provocateur, Jicky and Le Maroc Pour Elle this month. Jicky is perfection in cold weather - all the smelly elements lay down. It's really...
  83. Re: Suggestion for a feminine but woody fall fragrance?

    +1 on Bois Des Iles - perfect for fall. I haven't sampled Bois D'Iris yet - I think I have to try that one.
    Comme Des Garçons has some nice woody fragrances. My favorites are Hinoki, Red Palisander...
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    Re: Favourite Men's Fragrances?

    Jules - divine.
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    Re: Favorite fall fragrances

    I like ambers in autumn, but it's about the only time I wear them. They don't fit with me other times of the year. In winter, I prefer chypres. But in fall, ambers mesh...

    I also like vanillas...
  86. Re: Interesting things I am learning in old threads of FFD

    You were right - these threads were not to be missed. Thanks for digging them out.

    I threw away a full bottle of Creed 'Royal Water' on the break-up of my marriage. I couldn't imagine keeping it...
  87. Re: Wife is a kindergarten teacher....needs a light everyday type scent for school

    Avalon Juniper by Pacifica - light, soft, orange-y, natural, smiley.

    I think 30 Roses idea of having fun with the fragrances, is great. It becomes sort of a game (and a learning tool) then. Though...
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    Re: Wedding day fragrance suggestions

    It's really nice you would do such a thing - she's lucky!

    Child (by Susan Owens) comes to mind. You have enough time, so getting a sampler pack for her (for birthday, Christmas, or anytime) to see...
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    My boyfriend loves nag champa so his favorite on me is CdG Daphne. And vintage Jean Nate (the reformulation is nauseating). If I splash it on after a shower, he always leans in and says "You smell...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari - Anyone still wear?

    I still wear the original formulation, it's a unique chypre and urban outdoorsy. But when it's gone I won't be wearing the reformulation. I'm still mourning the loss of oakmoss in chypres. The...
  91. Thread: tawaf

    by flathorn
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    Re: tawaf

    This scent is mesmerizing. It produces a droning high accord after you wear it a while, but I certainly can't wear it every day! Much too rich and intense. Sometimes it's high vibration is...
  92. Re: What are your two most "opposite" fragrances?

    Arabian Oud 'Black musk' - dark, tarry, strictly for the bedroom.
    VS
    D&G Light Blue - puts me in the clouds with that powder & apple note.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 4th February 2013

    Such interesting stories everyone has. I really enjoy reading you all. I don't always pick names out for comment, but I read them all with interest, nevertheless (I'm not the greatest forum-ista,...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd February 2013

    My goodness! That poor robin!

    Quarry, yesterday you called me deep in Agarwould. Today I'm shallow in J Lo Glow.
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    People of the Labyrinth's Luctor et Emergo immediately comes to mind. Weird, interesting, unusual.

    There's plenty of Goth fragrances to be had on BPAL. I haven't sampled the line enough to give...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 2nd February, 2015.

    Heeley's Agarwoud for a meditation class... I want to see if it's a fit. Lovely spiritual scent.

    Best to all your busy days.
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    Re: SotD-- Friday, February 1, 2013

    Jon Rodgers - wow, those are beautiful pictures. The blues are incredibly evocative. :)
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    Re: Identifying a Diesel fragrance

    I love leather - it might have been Only The Brave.

    I'm going to a store today that has a line of Diesel, and will try the suggestions. Should be fun if nothing else, but I really am intent on...
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    Identifying a Diesel fragrance

    I need help identifying a fragrance.

    We had a house guest from Mexico City and he wore a Diesel fragrance that drove me crazy. It wasn't Alejandro that did it, it was strictly the fragrance.
    ...
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    Re: SotD-- Friday, February 1, 2013

    The oldest fragrance in my collection:

    A bottle from ebay of 'Love's Deep Earthy Musk', half-used. I wore this in the '70's. It's gone a little flat, though not bad, and still has the smooth,...
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