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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Great choice! And yes... aren’t they testing microdosing on folks with PTSD?
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Perfume people are my favorite people.

    Happy Belated 40th, yellowtone, and thanks for the love letter. We could all use a bit more of it.

    By the way, you’re going to love your forties! (I’m...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    They do, but Dilletante appears to be discontinued. I may still have a sample... though I may have given it to another Basenoter. I can look.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Yes thank you Cook.bot!

    And epapsiou, I was also really impressed by Escale en Indonesie. The price point on that one is more reasonable, too.
  5. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Absolutely! I am loving this thread, Varanis Ridari! The more I think about it, the more influences there are.

    The perfume that really started it all for me was Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, which I...
  6. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    No. 5, Reve Indien — PerfumedLady — I remember talking with her about the different vintages of No. 5 and she was delighted when I fell for my vintage 1940’s sample.

    With Love, Jaisalmer,...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Couldn’t agree more.

    Sorry I’m late, everyone!

    Started a new job on Monday!

    Here’s my May rotation (it’s alittle bloated):

    1. Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    2. Cheap & Chic I Love Love
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    Re: Most worn in April 2021

    3x—

    Diorella
    Infusion d’Iris
    The Pour Une Ete

    2x—
    Eau de Neroli Dore
    Mito EDP
    Beige EDT
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I am syncing in a mixture of Grandiflora Magnolia Michele and Grandiflora Magnolia Sandrine, to make a lovely magnolia fragrance. Get it? Because magnolias are literally huge! And this combo is the...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Is it the vetiver, incense, and galbanum that leave you cold? Was it mine you tested? Mine is near the dregs now and these days it is all curves and softness.
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    I have in 200 ml:
    -31 Rue Cambon EDT (EDT was being discontinued)
    -Coromandel EDT (see above)

    And I would consider/would enjoy a size like that in:

    -Eau Parfumee au The Vert
    -Eau de Neroli...
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    Jo Malone Star Magnolia

    This was a limited edition that was rereleased last year and I finally got a sample.

    I was able to sniff a star magnolia in real life this year while it was blooming at...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I went with my “Panned by the Guide” standby: Chanel Beige, given 2 stars and deemed a “hawthorn frangipani.” Well, it’s my favorite white floral. <sticks out tongue>
  14. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Sure. My comment was insensitive; I accept that and apologize to anyone I offended. I have particularly strong feelings about sharecropping myself, given that it was how my family survived into the...
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    Re: What is it about galbanum....

    YES! I just got a sample of this one from Luckyscent with my last order.
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    Re: What is it about galbanum....

    I absolutely adore it, especially in the rain. My favorites at the moment are Mito EDP by Vero Profumo, and Chanel No. 19 Poudre.
  17. Re: Does anyone know what's happened to Scenthurdle.com?

    Oh no; I’m so sorry to hear this.
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Reflection Woman

    I first experienced this when I was looking for a fragrance that encapsulated the magnolia grandiflorum that we have in the American south. This is not that. There is a strong...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Dead mouse. Gross. I prefer to think of it as a child’s sweaty head after sleeping. But living in the south, I rarely wear Diorella in the summer. It’s a spring and fall kind of thing for me.


    ...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Lilac Love

    Not lilac. Heliotrope chocolate gourmand with a loud white floral note giving it a general identity crisis. It’s pretty, but not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping to find a...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    You’re probably right. I should dig mine out again.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Magisterial... I just blushed.



    This is so funny and apt! “Um, no.” Also, “I generally provide the subtle sweaty note al by myself.” Ha! Me, too! But I still like it in the perfume for some...
  23. Re: Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 - Am I the only one...?

    Different people get different things out of that one. I personally am mostly anosmic to it.
  24. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    This. I find that gourmand fragrances project like crazy in the heat, and sometimes my mom smokes me out with something like Angel or La Vie est Belle on a very hot day. The reaction I get when she...
  25. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    Hey, twin! I almost wonder if you wouldn’t like the original Cristalle EDT better than Cristalle Eau Verte?


    I think Azemour + Eau d’Orange Verte is worth trying, but you might get more of the...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    I found this, and it seems relevant:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.flare.com/fashion-beauty/oriental-perfume-problematic/amp/
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    Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    No joke! It’s incredibly rare now.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    The Pour Une Ete for me today. I might put on En Passant tomorrow.

    https://img.perfume.com/images/products/parent/medium/71604w.jpg
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Blossom Love (sample not in TPC set)

    Well, with a note list that includes cherry blossom, ylang ylang, and heliotrope, I had high hopes. But the opening is powerfully screechy. So high-pitched and...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Thanks for contributing. I’ll be writing about Fate and Memoir soon.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    You really do justice with the whole genre with this post. I have to love a woman who knows her bearded Iris from her Dutch. Grape-like is correct, though I think my own bearded Irises’ fragrance is...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    You know, it makes sense about your hoodie, because that’s how real orris is— you think it’s gone and then it’s back a day or two later.

    Oh my goodness— you and I think exactly alike! Would I buy...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Agree with these sentiments. I didn’t really think of 31 Rue Cambon with Iris Perle, but I agree that I like the 31 Rue Cambon approach better. If anything, Iris Perle had a more similar style to...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Thank you! Planning to dig in tomorrow!
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Thanks so much! I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it! I’m only alittle obsessed with Shalimar...



    Oh wow! I hadn’t really thought of that! Does everyone line dry? Or do you all use those little...
  36. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    Back in 2006-2007 it was all about the Mitsouko reformulation, Shalimar Eau Legere v Eau de Shalimar, and constant Lutens chatter. Stephane Humbert Lucas, Nanedebary, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Bond No. 9,...
  37. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    It sounds like you and I enjoy the same styles of fragrances. I own Eau de Magnolia and Cristalle Eau Verte. Eau de Magnolia is more woody by far.

    Azemour is a great example of the genre and I...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Spring is in the air, my friends! I’m really excited about this rotation. It’s got a little bit of everything: something oriental, something green, a couple of floraly florals (Silk Blossom, With...
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    Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2021

    March 2021 Most Worn

    Finish Focus: Flower

    6x—
    Flower by Kenzo

    2x—
    Acqua di Gio for Women by Armani
    Angelique Noire
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    I feel the same way, and I do like to use them up when they start evaporating because it can get too syrupy with the immortelle and vanilla. I’m on my 5th bottle and have two backups.
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    Re: Recommendations please - non floral

    Great suggestions. I wholeheartedly agree. And I agree that many of our favorites may be challenging for a college girl.

    Nobody ever dislikes No. 5 L’Eau. A Chanel SA told me that. And Infusion...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    What’s that like- committing to one for the whole month?
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    L de Lolita! A favorite of mine! Will you replace once finished?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    ClockworkAlice- makes sense about Bois d’Iris having incense notes; it reminds me a lot of Bois d’Argent by Dior, which lists incense and myrrh among its notes. Bois d’Iris is definitely a better...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Homage Attar (sample not in TPC set)

    You can’t put this on and not notice the quality. It’s syrupy and rich like Extraits used to be. A tiny dab creates a cloud around me. It may even fill the...
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    Up one, down another.
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Oh hey, ErinK! Nice to see you! I think you have encapsulated my earlier feelings on Amouage very well, though I had tried different fragrances than you had. Feel free to contribute on anything...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Ciel Woman

    Ethereal, breezy, bright. A well-blended aquatic floral starring water lily and cyclamen, which are notoriously ephemeral and difficult to pinpoint. You sense an aura rather than...
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    Re: Recommendations please - non floral

    Cristalle Eau Verte would be a good choice for her.
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    Re: Rapid battle on a amouage blind buy.

    This is the truth!
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Finished one today
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    In other news, folks, my Shalimar Cologne came today!
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Hilarious!

    To your point about numerous flankers, ClockworkAlice, I think the silliness about the Shalimar Souffle flankers (as opposed to the numerous Mon Guerlain ones) is that Souffle is...
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    Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    149825Just wrapped up a 30 ml bottle of Flower by Kenzo. It was my most worn fragrance in the last year, and it’s the fragrance Mr. Kotori picked out for me on a trip to Spain when he was my new...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    https://bestoreoutlet.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/kenzo-amour-edp-100ml.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I’m not jealous; you’re jealous.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Yup. This is my plan, too! Great minds.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    I agree that the original Souffle is nice. And that it has elements of L’Heure Bleue. It’s not really my kind of thing, and it’s only a diagonal reference to Shalimar. But I think it’s well done,...
  59. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    That’s good news! And a great tip for others suffering similarly.
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    Re: Amouage for woman

    This is a nice choice for a young woman. A pretty tropical white floral.
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    Re: Amouage for woman

    Reflection maybe. Kind of a watery magnolia scent.
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Haven’t tried XXV; it’s the masculine-marketed one? I find it confusing because of the numerals being equivalents. But... you bring up a great point: Sometimes what Amouage puts out for men feels...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Now that you mention it, NCal, I did sniff Gold Woman for the Turin/Sanchez Top 100. Kind of an opulent aldehydic, wasn’t it? Something kind of louder than Le Myrrh, but in the same genre? I know I...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Shalimar Cologne

    Bought a bottle after just one wear! I’m pretty sure that’s a record for me. This Shalimar is very similar to Eau de Shalimar, except that Eau de Shalimar is definitely lime...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere

    Don’t bother. Shalimar Souffle thinned out with lots and lots of airy dryer-sheet scent, and a tiny bit of citrus. The opening was referred to by both of my sons as...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    I also got the opportunity to text two more flankers:

    Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere

    And

    Shalimar Cologne

    I’ll write down my thoughts for everyone.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Agreed. Though my favorite flanker is the Mexique.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.
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    Re: What the heck is shower "cream"

    Exactly. I like shower creams in the winter when my skin is drier and I don’t usually sweat. Not great for summer if your location gets hot, IMO.
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    Anything light. I personally think this is a good situation for a citrus.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Reviving an old thread, and a perennial interest in Shalimar of all kinds.

    I recently got a sample of Shalimar Ode a la Vanilla Sur La Route du Madagascar, and decided to put it side by side with...
  72. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    Oh how awful. You’re a good friend, Q.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st March, 2021

    Fantastic choice. Wish it wasn’t getting so hard to find.


    I did quite a bit of testing today, but now I’m wearing Flower by Kenzo. Probably one more wear out of this bottle before it’s done.
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Shalimar Souffle de Lumiere
    Shalimar Cologne

    Of the two, Shalimar Cologne is the runaway favorite
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Lyric Woman

    Unexpected. The soft, powdery, mildly sweet, yet complex fragrance belies the fierce red packaging. Unlike the Amouage fragrances I’ve tested so far, no single note immediately sings...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Right— when I wore it for the Synch, it reminded me very much of Opium. I don’t have any Opium on-hand to test against, but I did have a coworker for whom it was a signature scent, so I’ll do my best...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Thanks, jujy! Figment Woman is unique; I haven’t smelled anything like it. It perhaps belongs in the category of cold florals, like Carnal Flower or Champs Lunaire or L’Instant de Guerlain. But none...
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    Double post
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    Happy Birthday, grayspoole!

    Finally syncing in Au Dela Narcisse by Bruno Fazzolari!

    And I just figured out what the opening of it reminds me of: the original Anne Klein. I wore it in the early...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Jubilation Woman

    Cumin! Not since Declaration have I smelled this much freshness juxtaposed with this much cumin. Here you have sort of a cKOne freshness like hedione or maybe those notes in the...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Much the way I feel about my travel bottle of Sanrovia by Blocki— it’s not a surprise that with the theatres closed, I’ve only worn that one once or twice.
  82. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    This is really common with folks recovering from Covid. Apparently their olfactory nerves can actually die and have to grow back. In the growing back process, they are unfortunately likely to smell...
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    Re: A fragrance dream of Japan

    Right now I’m leaning toward Kintsugi by Masque Milano.
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Ubar

    I’ve smelled Ubar before, as part of the Turin/Sanchez Top 100 Quest. It always struck me as a well-set Jasmine. But today I’m smelling the rose and it’s striking me more as Joy by Patou’s...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    I selected from the sample set at random. I did try Fate Woman a couple of weeks ago for the Amouage Synch. I’ll re-test and write about it soon!
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    Great choice! A favorite.
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Thanks for following along, grayspoole and cacio!

    Next up-

    Esprit de Amouage

    Spicy-fresh. In spirit, it reminds me a bit of Gieffeffe with the airy freshness combined with an overload of...
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    Re: You can only pick one!

    Chanel

    Directionally, Chanel continues to keep the bar high, while Guerlain and Dior continue to lose their classics and push out candy scents. I might do Hermes, were I not having difficulty with...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Sunshine Woman

    The opening is quite the surprise: green apple Jolly Ranchers and Love’s Baby Soft! I would have really loved this as a teenager. Soon, there is a sweet, fruity floral note that...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Epic Woman

    Powerful spicy rose/incense/oud. This is a style that is endlessly explored; often copied. Once you have it on a blotter, it’s really all you will smell. Very high-quality. Very strong....
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Figment Woman

    This is spicy, mildly anisic tuberose. It’s hard to define as a tuberose at first because of the significant role played by jasmine and ylang. The pepper nicely balanced out the...
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    Amouage Women’s Sampling

    I’ve mostly tested this house via osmosis in the past, getting my first two samples when working through the Turin & Sanchez Top 100 (Gold Woman and Ubar), and then later when searching for a...
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    I’m up two backups since the first of the year, which was part of my plan this year- to back up things that are getting harder to find.
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    Wow! You’re down below me now (39 not including backups)! Great job!
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    Re: Puredistance 1 Reformulated?

    Thanks for the validation!



    You beat me to it, akadem! Very curious.
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    Re: Vero Profumo: They continue on

    I don’t know, but I would hope since they had such a quick sellout treat they might chance another production run.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    I’m about halfway down on my current bottle, so I ordered a backup of Gucci Rush.

    https://perfume-bd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/gucci-rush.jpg
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    Re: Puredistance 1 Reformulated?

    Wow- I hadn’t even thought of that; that the first one could’ve been the incorrectly labeled one. But I also saw a picture on eBay Pf an older sample set showing 1 as having an orangey color. Maybe I...
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    Puredistance 1 Reformulated?

    A year ago, when we thought we would be staying home for two weeks to knock out the pandemic (we were such sweet summer children), a packet of samples from Luckyscent had arrived as I was tearing...
  100. Re: Dirt cheap Long Lasting, Fresh, Clean and Airy perfumes.

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
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