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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   02.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

Ludovica Di Loreto

...Your perfumes are gorgeous! I can only recommend them to everyone here ... (and I'm hard to please). "LU Donna" is a new favourite of mine. Will your fragrances also be available in perfumeries in Italy or elsewhere in Europe? I really hope so! Baci di "Gold"
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Oh those lilies

...Have you tried the new Cartier "Lys et Rose?" Better than the original (which you don't like... and neither do I). Unfortunately, I'm not an expert when it comes to lily-fragrances...so I'm afraid I haven't got any other ideas than the above mentioned. Good luck with your search. Let us know what you found.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   19.11.2013 | Miscellaneous

What's your ultimate pick-me-up perfume?

...O de Lancome or VRAI by Fragonard. Both are lemony chypres which I adore.
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Mitsouko (Eau de Toilette) - Guerlain
<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   13.11.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Decisions, decisions... this time it's about Mitsouko

...ChapeauClack:Gold, you mean Nahema will get the Wasser treatment? UGH!!! Gee, don't you ever get a feeling that you're trying to catch something that's running away much faster than you can ever catch up? So frustrating! :evil:Dear ChapeauC,yes, I heard some rumours. And of course I feel very frustrated, because I simply can't bring myself to love all these reformulated fragrances and many scents I really care for have been discontinued or given the "Wasser-watery"-treatment. It's sooo tellling the man is named "Wasser" = water in German. "Watering down" fragrances is his task, although I think he's not guilty, the poor chap. He can't help the stupid rules of the new "allergy-free" consumer game.
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Mitsouko (Eau de Toilette) - Guerlain
<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   12.11.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Decisions, decisions... this time it's about Mitsouko

...Dlane1953:I'd buy the perfume version if I were you!I'm with Diana1953. The perfume is Mitsouko at its best. I would also date the set back to the late 1980's/early 1990's. Just had a discusion on Facebook about the "new" Mitsouko. Many people prefer it to the old pre-reformulation stuff. Lucky guys! I wish I could enjoy the Thierry-Wasser-version as much as the old formula. But I can't. Btw, some people claim that "Nahema" will be next on the list.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   09.11.2013 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for beautiful Lilac!

...Not a complete soliflore, but a pleasant mix:Antica Farmacista: Orange Blossom, Lilac and Jasmine.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   07.11.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Axe

...Cincy:Marilyn Monroehttp://www.trendhunter.com/trends/chanel-perfume-videoI prefer this to last year's Brad. Marilyn had a beautiful voice. I think it was "inevitable" that Chanel would use the material for a new campaign... When I was trying some new stuff at a small perfumery last year before Christmas, two males entered the shop and asked "Could we try the new Chanel No. 5 for men, please?" The salesperson responded there was no such thing. But the two guys insisted they had seen Brad in an advert and wanted the "new Brad Pit Chanel-perfume!" This was inevitable. Won't happen this year.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   03.11.2013 | Miscellaneous

Good-smelling cheapies are hard to find

...Today I received a fragrance for free! Yves Rocher had an offer for Halloween, costumers could pick one product of their choice and add it to their basket as a gift, no matter the price and since I was just about to order some shampoo from their website, I grabbed the opportunity and chose "Comme und Evidence EdP Intense". The price normally is "only" 18 Euros. I hadn't tested it before, but in that case (without having to pay for it) - as a "blind order" and coming from Annick Ménardo, I thought "Why not, give it a try". It arrived today and I think it's a fine low-key chypre with less sourness than the original (which I don't like at all) and a warmer note ("praliné") which gives it an approachable, friendly feel. Annick Ménardo, of course, is a master perfumer, she designed this "cheapie" and did a good job. So what's not to like?
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   02.11.2013 | Miscellaneous

Good-smelling cheapies are hard to find

Re: A blind buy - "cheap" leap of faith
...Pipette:Cheapies - I will listen up. So, I ordered "Krasnaya Moskva" just now on Amazon. Not expensive at all, plus - open a store card and get $10. off immediately. I am curious about the "Russian Chanel No. 5" - the notes are to my liking. It is supposed to be heavy but dries down mild, we shall see. Yep, there may be some gems in those less familiar perfume countries, too.Pipette, I can't wait for your opinion. :D
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   02.11.2013 | Miscellaneous

Good-smelling cheapies are hard to find

...Apicius: So far, I have been waiting in vain that my Polish relatives bring me a bottle of "Brutal Fresh" when they travel to Poland. What a name - I am curious!Dear Apicius,we've got some "BRUTAL" at home, not the fresh version, though... - the regular one - and it is a herbaceous, barber-shop kind of scent - not as brutal as one would expect... I'll watch out for the "BRUTAL FRESH" thing next time I'll travel to Poland. I'm just as curious as you.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   01.11.2013 | Miscellaneous

Good-smelling cheapies are hard to find

...I don't think that a good fragrance is linked to a high(er) price. There are loads of lovely cheapies out there, some of my favs are of East-European origin. Take "Krasnaya Moskva" by Novaya Zarya from Moscow - if it's pure perfume, you're on a par with "L'Heure Bleue". And it will cost around 10 Euros. "Pani Walewska Classic" is another example of a gorgeous cheapie (from Poland). Not in the least expensive. But there are also many mainstream-brands which come up with good fragrances, Angel Schlesser's "Oriental II" smells like an expensive Rose-Aoud-combo . Just today I'm wearing "Une rose chyprée" by Andy Tauer, not a "cheapie" in the real sense, of course, but the bottle I bought was small and not in the least as expensive as other niche-perfumes, whereas the quality I'm enjoying is fantastic. "King Solomon" is really good, I absolutely agree, but alas, it has been discontinued. I grabbed my bottle for 9.90 two years ago - and it's nearly empty. "Sex-Appeal for men" by Jordan is even cheaper - and will also do the trick. It's a fragrance my husbands enjoys wearing from time to time- and he always gets complimented on it.
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Bandit (1944) (Parfum) - Robert Piguet
<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   30.10.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

A little help with Bandit please!

...ChapeauClack:Wow, thanks for the warning, Gold!You're welcome, ChapeauClack!!!! (LOVERS of Bandit, UNITE!)
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Bandit (1944) (Parfum) - Robert Piguet
<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   30.10.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

A little help with Bandit please!

...I know this version, it was sold in the 1990's - and it's BAD. It doesn't even smell like the "normal" vintage Bandit from the 50's/60's or the Bandit which came later (2000) and is still available now. Bandit happens to be my mum's siganture scent - and we've been through all the versions. The bottle on the picture is the only bottle my mother never used up, becuase it doesn't have much in common with the strong, leathery Bandit she was/is used to. Rather buy a NEW bottle than this version. Good luck!
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   30.10.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Jeanne Arthes Perfumes...

...I just bought "Guipure&Silk" in France (supermarché!) and I love it - it's very closely realted to "Hypnotic Poison" before reformulation. "Sexy Boy" is a nice copy of "Gaultier LE MALE". Both fragrances are very good quality - given the low price. "Amore Mio Forever" is a fruity-floral which comes in a pretty vessel, it's slightly reminiscent of the lighter versions of "Nina" by Nina Ricci. A blind buy of Jeanne Arthes is no risk. :D
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   22.05.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Downtown by Calvin Klein

...I like the girl on the picture, nice ad, beautiful face.. but I don't think the bottle is "iconic", amazing, beautiful... or anything apart from average. Now... looking forward to the juice itself, of course. Urban, modern... ? Hope it's not a fruity-floral again.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   18.05.2013 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for a new peach-scent

...Flavorite:Two inexpensive Peach dominant fragrances I know of are 1. Ellen Tracy by Ellen Tracy(beautiful and surprisingly complex for the low cost)2. True Delight by American Beauty (Monster Sillage)Thank you so much, Flavorite. I own "Ellen" by Ellen Tracy, but I think it's yet another one by Ellen Tracy, i.e. "Ellen Tracy" by ET is NOT equivalent to "Ellen" by ET. I bought my bottle of "Ellen" in GB, since this brand is not available in Germany. "True Delight" - never heard of it, guess it will be hard to come by here in Germany, but I'll ask some friends who travel to the US in summer to look out for it.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   29.04.2013 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for a new peach-scent

...Pipette:You have to lie at the post office when you fill in the custom declaration sticker information. You say: Gift, cosmetics - body cream, value $10., no commercial value.NEVER, EVER STATE THAT YOU ARE SENDING PERFUME.We have discussed this at length here:http://www.parfumo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=884&highlight=Thanks, Pipette! Yes, I guess that's the way you do it. In our case (sending sth from Germany to the US) - you don't even have to fill in any declaration form. They just don't ask you anything.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   28.04.2013 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for a new peach-scent

...Digindirt:Peaches are all I smell in MitsoukoWow!!! I love Mitsouko, anyway... - but I get the peaches only during the opening stage.
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   28.04.2013 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for a new peach-scent

...PBullFriend:Gold - I wish I could send you some samples, but I think it may be hard to send them to Germany from the US. Have you gotten samples from anyone in the US?Hi PBullFriend,sending samples to Germany is no problem at all, Pipette just send me some lovely decants. She also got my envelope fine... - :D
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<mark>Gold</mark>Gold   27.04.2013 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for a new peach-scent

...Thanks a lot! Very useful replies... I was wondering what the Jardin a Paris by Couturier would smell like, thank you so much PBullFriend. MiaVonTrost, I'll check out Péché Cardinal, thanks! Danke, Pipette, I got your link. Helpful. Comme toujours!
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