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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    I've been ripped off twice in the last week on eBay. I'm getting ready to close my account after 23 years and literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. It used to be that you could call up...
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    Re: You can only pick one!

    Absolutely CHANEL for me, with vintage Dior as a very close second.

    A cruel choice indeed!!!
  3. Re: Comparing Two Green Giants - No19 & Vent Vert?

    Reviving a VERY old thread...Hooray HOORAY, it's the 1st of May!!! So I thought I would do a side-by-side green comparison of vintage Vent Vert Parfum and vintage No.19 Parfum. Perhaps I'm too biased...
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    Re: No. 22 edt vs. edp

    Hello Astrud,

    I'm sorry for the confusion, I'm not good at describing fragrances. When I spoke of the "edge" I was referring to a sort of deeper underlying smokey/incense note which I find in all...
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    Re: No. 22 edt vs. edp

    I was seriously worried about the newer EDP formulation. I consider No. 22 an absolute necessity (addiction). A Holy Grail CANNOT BE WITHOUT scent. But since I ran out of EDT and had no choice in the...
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    Re: Bentley - Radiant Osmanthus

    Osmanthus is one of my MOST favorite notes. I'd love to hear people's opinion on Radiant Osmanthus. I have a giant Osmanthus shrub which perfumes the entire neighborhood every Spring. It's beginning...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    Today I blind bought Christian Dior Diorama EDT, I hope I like it!
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    Re: Best verbena fragrance?

    Resurrecting an old thread for the upcoming season, in case anyone is interested...Caswell-Massey makes a lovely verbena EDT called Centuries Verbena. The single note is quite crisp, green, fresh and...
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    I'm a HUGE fan of many Exclusifs. I adore Le Lion de Chanel and I'll probably get a backup bottle just in case.

    On me the citrus top notes don't last very long, but the dry smokey incense lasts....
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I blind bought a bottle of vintage Mitsouko EDP today. I hope it's the start of an eternal love affair:kiss:
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    I compared the Bois Des Iles EDT I received from eBay directly side by side with my own bottle of Bois Des Iles EDT. It's a frag I've worn and loved for at least 12 years, maybe longer? Anywho, I...
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    I had an awful experience on eBay recently. Seller (ibesh63) sold me a bottle of massively diluted Chanel Bois des Iles EDT. I returned the package immediately in the exact condition as was shipped...
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Thank you for your reply cacio. It's reassuring to hear that the color difference might not be something to worry about. And yes, I've only sprayed one tiny spritz since receiving this bottle. I'll...
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Hello all...I'm not sure where to ask this Chanel question. I purchased a back up bottle for Chanel Bois Des Iles EDT which arrived today. Unfortunately it's a different color and smells different...
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    Re: Dior Batch/Production Code

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Also are the earlier (say 2006 or 2007) bottles of Dior Homme NOT etched with a batch code? I'm wondering if there are bottles with printed codes or if those might be...
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    Re: Dior Batch/Production Code

    My bottle and box say 9Y01. I purchased directly from Dior, but I can't recall how many years ago. It has a silver collar and stem, but the stem isn't embossed at the bottom like some I've...
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    Re: No. 22 edt vs. edp

    This IS good news seeing as I just had a Seller on eBay refuse to ship my 200 ml EDT that I already bought and paid for. I suppose she has Seller's Remorse.

    I'll get the EDP from an honest vendor.
  18. Thread: Seattle, Wa

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    Re: Seattle, Wa

    Essenza is great, but they no longer carries L'Artisan Parfumeur. When I asked why, the gal said they're too big, no longer considered niche, Nordstrom carries that line now.

    Echoing everything...
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    Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Absolutely wonderful! I will be joining you in caving into the charms of Côte d'Amour VERY SOON!!! You have great taste Haunani;)
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    Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    La Chasse Aux Papillons...which happens to be the only scent where I have received compliments from complete strangers. It also drives my Dear One wild.

    I also have and love Dzing! and Vanilia.
    ...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 11, 2010

    So sorry to hear about your mom *dora*, hope she recovers quickly.

    Trying Tom Ford Black Violet EDP today from a sample....will need more time to try and comprehend this one.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 JUNE 2010

    Today I am wearing Délices de Cartier Eau de Parfum, a 10ml gift from Nordstroms. It's very different from any thing I own, fruity and kinda reminds me of Miss Dior Cherie (berries), but I like this...
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Miss Dior for the SotE...
  24. Re: Addictive qualities in leather and civet notes?

    I have noticed leather and civet notes are VERY addictive for me too, much more so than I had anticipated. I thought I would only need one good leather frag in my wardrobe and so bought a jug o'...
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Chanel Coromandel
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    I'm sorry to hear of your eye trouble ineespenes, I hope you heal quickly! At least you can still smell:thumbsup:
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Well, I just could not resist...joining into scent twindom with kumquat in Bois des Iles:vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    SotA was a sample of Diptyque Olène...which thankfully I do not need to purchase.

    SotE is Dzing! Warm comforting leather...nite all!
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    Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Oh Luna, you are a bad influence, I don't even like cat food. I do have a dog though...:rolleyesold:

    I just found out that I won an auction for MORE Dzing! Which I already had a full bottle of, so...
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    Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    I swore when I began this fragrance fascination (addiction) that I would NEVER buy or need more than 30 bottles of fume, and that I would NEVER EVER obsess about needing backup bottles AND certainly...
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    Welcome Linds...you smell DEEEVINE!
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    I don't know about Mure et Musc, but my older style bottle of La Chasse Aux Papillons smells different (stronger, which=better) than my newer bottle. However, I like the heavy cap on the newer bottle...
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Vanilia for this very rainy morning.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday the 6th of June

    We have had constant non-stop rain for a month here. Yesterday was the first SUNNY day that I can recall in weeks and weeks of dreary drizzle, it was absolutely perfect for S-n-S: all that citrus and...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 5th of June

    Well, I started off as sent twins with Therese in Diorella.

    Then I was scent twins in the afternoon with N_Tesla in Cristalle.

    Now I am scent twins with Mimi Gardenia this evening in Eau...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 5th of June

    Scent twins with Therese today...in Diorella.
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    Re: SotD Friday 04 June 2010

    Pouring down rain here just north of Seattle...no big surprise there!

    Wrapped in a comforting cloak of Miss Dior. Have a FAB Weekend
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 3 June 2010

    Hello everyone, I've been absent for a few weeks... This May has been the busiest and RAINIEST that I ever recall.

    Now that it is June, I will try to be more consistent.

    Started the morning...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 May

    Started off the cloudy overcast morning in a perfume schizophrenic mood... so side by side (as opposed to one after the other like yesterday) comparisons of Dzing! and Chanel Cuir de Russie. I LOVE...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11 May

    Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Per the Chanel webste: A rich, woody Oriental enhanced with leather notes for an enveloping, warm, sensual presence, created by CHANEL Master Perfumer Ernest Beaux in 1925....
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 May

    OMG Twolf, you are too funny! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way while you feel the squeeeeze.:shocked:

    I was so busy last week I did not have time to post, but today's scents were/are:...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 May

    I finally showered up to go run some errands... in a delicious cloud of Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier.
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 May

    Welcome to Basenotes whitelace! I get the feeling that you're a going to have some serious fun here. I love wearing several different frags during the course of the day too! Hope you get over your...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 May

    Started off this morning comparing the new Miss Dior EDT on my right arm and vintage Miss Dior on my left. Both are lovely, but WOW what a difference! The vintage, which I think is parfum, opens so...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, the 2nd of May

    Yesterday: SotD was Diptyque Do Son

    Today: SotMorning is L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons and SotAfternon is SL Tubereuse Criminelle....I appear to be on a tuberose bender and so desperately...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 April

    SotAfternoon is Dior Homme...what a masterpiece! I love the bottle, I love the way it sprays. I love every single note. I love the progression all the way to the last fading note.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing fragrances

    The entire line from Bermuda Perfumery/Lili Bermuda pretty please.


    http://www.bermuda-perfumery.com/
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    Re: Has anyone worn LiLi of Bermuda fragrances?

    Hi Craig,

    Thanks for your reply. I found longevity issues with a few of the female scents as well, even so I do plan to purchase a couple of them in the parfum strength and am hoping that will...
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    Re: Has anyone worn LiLi of Bermuda fragrances?

    Can someone please tell me why this pretty line of fumes is not listed anywhere on Basenotes??? The Bermuda Perfumery has been around since 1928.

    I have been sampling many of the Lili Bermuda...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 April

    Tao what gorgeous peonies, your peony sniffin' marathon sounds delightful!

    C Rose, hope you get outta your jury duty quickly, at least you'll be smelling FINE.

    SotMorning for me is Lili Bermuda...
  51. Re: Dior Escale a Pondichery - what do you think?

    I have this frag and I LOVE it for what it is, black tea, NOT green tea, which I find nauseating and common.

    I do spray a lot on a well moisturized bod and spritz my clothes too so that I can get...
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    Re: Today I bought.........April 2010

    Today I blind bought L'Artisan Vanilia (bad bloomy)...I have never ever sniffed it before, hope I like it:huh:

    Oh, and I finally broke down and bought *The Guide* today, so looking forward to that...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 April

    I do this too, somehow it makes me more productive and feel less guilty:coolold:

    SotE Miss Dior
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 April

    SotA fternoon is Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 April

    I decided to get creative this morning (before I showered just in case my experiment went awry).

    Started with a layer of vintage original Aveda LOVE oil and then generously spritzed Priscilla...
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    Re: Today I bought.........April 2010

    Oh mysticknot, you are tormenting me! I want BOTH of those!!!

    I did not like Carnal Flower so much at first because I had only tried it on paper, but it is an entirely different thing on my skin....
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    Re: Today I bought.........April 2010

    Good for you, that's awesome! I am dying to try that one and it's on my LS wishlist as well. Do tell us what you think....:thumbup:
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 April

    Scent of the afternoon: Hypnotic Poison...yummy.
  59. Thread: Smitten

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    Re: Smitten

    All the better to smell you with my dear??? Oh wait, that was the Big Bad Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood.
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    Re: How Can I Tell How Big My Sillage Is?

    Pronounce the *i* like a long E as in feet and the double ells like a Y as in Yacht, the a is pronounced like a short *o* as in father and the *g* is soft like a *j* as in gendarme...sorry, I can't...
  61. Thread: Smitten

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    Re: Smitten

    Who's Riki?
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    Re: which perfume has the long lasting fragrance?

    Poison, Esprit de Parfum...lasts for-ev-er.
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    Re: Today I sampled...March and April 2010

    Today I sampled 10 Corso Como, this is actually the second time that I have sniffed it. I was looking for some good sandalwood frags when I picked up the sample.

    I like it a lot, but not sure I...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 April

    Starting the day in 10 Corso Como, from a sample.

    Notes according to Lucky Scent:
    sandalwood, frankincense, musk, rose, geranium, vetiver and rare Malay oud wood oil
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 26 April 2010

    Mmm Mmm Good... That's my kinda MAN!
  66. Thread: Dior extraits

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    Re: Dior extraits

    I totally agree, Poison Esprit de Parfum is FAB!

    and positively swooning over your vintage Diorissimo...my LotV in containers is blooming right now. Pure heaven!
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 26 April 2010

    Floating around my world bathed in Carnal Flower...thanks to C rose!

    Yesterday was Do Son, I am definitely a tuberose junkie.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, April 24th

    I missed posting for a couple of days:
    SotD for Thursday was L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons
    SotD for Friday was SSS Wood Violet

    Starting off this morning in a sample of Keiko Mecheri...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 April

    Dior Homme, I LOVE this scent.


    Lemming the Oro...
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    Re: I'm Loving Linden Blossom

    Yah, what she said!!! The Linden note is my favorite part of La Chasse aux Papillons.

    I went through a couple of bottles of L'Occitane's Tilleul 7 or 8 years ago, but I can't find it anywhere...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 April

    Scent of the Evening is Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily. I really like this fume, I only have a 30 ml bottle and can see a BIGGER bottle on my horizon.
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    Re: Today I bought.........April 2010

    More Poison (cuz the two bottles I already had just wasn't enough):huh:


    Diorella 50ml, which reminds me a lot of the Chanel Cristalle that I already own, but I wanted it anyways.

    and a gift...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 April

    OMG, me too! Every single time I read that name I think the very same thing.:shocked: Is this some sorta subliminal marketing ploy to the dyslexic masses?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 April

    Chergui for me.
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    Re: Surprising Perfumes on Strangers!

    Oh me too, I have tried so many times to wear and love this frag, but my body chemistry just completely destroys it:cry:
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    Re: SotD Monday 19 April-10

    Dior Poison for the rest of the day (after my rather short lived Lili Bermuda Petals disappeared).
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    Re: Dior Fragrances Pour Femme

    Please feel free to PM me regarding Dior samples.:thumbsup:
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    Poll: Re: What's Your Favorite Poison?!

    Hi,
    I have some questions about original Poison, which I owned and LOVED back in 1985 or '86, but haven't worn for a very long time (until recently).

    Everyone keeps mentioning that Poison was...
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    Re: SotD Monday 19 April-10

    DITTO ON ALL OF THE ABOVE, SENDING POSITIVE VIBES TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE SUFFERING :kiss:

    mysticknot, do tell what you think of the Champaca. This is one that I will be seeking very soon.

    SotD...
  80. Re: May the best author win: Now Smell This now taking your votes

    Hi Quarry, Congrats! And good luck with your next venture!!!:coolold: Kinda reminds me of the movie The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio...anyone seen it?
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 April

    Well, I haven't tried the Chemical Bonding sample that you sent yet, so I am still hopeful:2vrolijk_08:

    Also, need to try out the new L'Occitane Paeonia again, that little swab sample just wasn't...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 April

    Welcome to BN Mariabar!

    Good morning all....gonna start the day in Yves Rocher Pur Desire de Pivoine EDT thanks to the uber generous Taolady:vrolijk_26:....however I am beginning to think that...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 April

    I told you the new stuff was VILE:shocked:! Isn't it a shame? I tried so many times to love it...:sad:
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 April

    Inspired by mysticknot's thread, I am wearing Une Fleur de Cassie today. Tigs, I hope all is well with your hubbins, now. Take care, all.[/QUOTE]


    Hi Leesee! I am curious as this is my SotD...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie and Cassie / Mimosa

    Hi tott, Just curious how much do you have to spray to get good longevity?
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie and Cassie / Mimosa

    The doughy note does not last long and it's not bad. If you like Hiris, you will like this. I will keep trying until my sample is gone, it is an intriguing frag. But I am not sure I would buy a...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie and Cassie / Mimosa

    Une Fleur de Cassie has been on my skin for an hour now and I still smell a very slight powdery mimosa and some very faint wood and that underlying carrot like note. However it is practically gone, I...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 April

    Hi Mystic!
    I posted my first impressions over on the Une Fleur de Cassie/Mimosa thread, but fair warning I am NO expert.

    I hope your sis gets home okay!!
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie and Cassie / Mimosa

    Well, seeing how this is my SotM(orning), here is my two cents worth. Take this for what it is worth as I am in NO WAY an expert AND this is my very first wearing...

    First impression is an initial...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 April

    I had a heck of a time logging in yesterday so yesterday's SotD was Anthousa White Tuberose thanks to our beloved Taolady :vrolijk_26:and SotE wasDior Poison.

    Today I will be sampling Une Fleur...
  91. Re: Indoles.. love them and hate them... now I know why?

    I second that! I had a friend who planted an entire hedge of boxwood all the way around her entire yard. I can't bear to stand and talk out there any more, it reeks of cat pee.
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    Re: L'Artisan Nuit de Tubereuse-I've tried it

    I am salivating at the thought of sniffing this one. I wonder if Seattle Barney's has it?
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    Re: S o t d 15 APRILl 2010

    SotE is SSS Opal, again...it's becoming a habit.

    Hope you had a smelly goood B'day Petra Ichor!

    and welcome to BN Thalia, I don't believe I've seen you here 'til just recently. I am still new...
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    Re: Summer/Winter? I don't get it.

    EXACTLY, well said Doc Elly.


    GalambBorong, we had temperatures of 100-105F here in Seattle last summer! That must have been when you Canadians had temps in the 90s.

    I live about an hour north...
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    Re: S o t d 15 APRILl 2010

    Early early morning found me sampling Miss Dior which is lovely, but somehow not me.

    Have since showered and dabbed on Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle... died and gone to Heaven.

    Love your...
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    Re: "The Genre You Love" Questionnaire!

    Running to add even more tuberose to my huge test list....
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    Re: "The Genre You Love" Questionnaire!

    Genre: Huge White Florals

    Current Favorite: Tubereuse Criminelle

    Newest Discovery: all the lovelies from Lili Bermuda

    Latest Purchase: Poison again, of all things

    Can't Wait To Try:...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 April

    Welcome Nola and Warum, you will love it here:thumbsup:!!!

    Starting off this gorgeous sunny day in Passionflower by Lili Bermuda... I do love a heady floral...
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    Re: Andy Tauer @ the scent bar?

    BUMPING UP cuz I don't know how to start a thread....So who here is gonna go to this one? I can't wait to sniff that Orange Star:happy:
    http://www.luckyscent.com/tauer/
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 April

    Scent of the Evening...Dzing!
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