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What are your favorite Rose perfumes?

...Coutureguru:There are SO many of them out there ... one for everybody to find and enjoy in their own way!!Good point! The author of the piece probably agrees with you and does not want to show any favoritism... But surely she makes distinctions of some sort? 8)
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What are your favorite Rose perfumes?

Re: What are your favorite Rose perfumes?
...Pipette:And, in this connection, here is some eye candy, a series of Articles written by Raphaella Barkley, "Raphaella's Roses".I looked at this list--quite extensive! It makes me wonder whether there are any perfumes containing rose which she does NOT like. She speaks in such glowing terms of virtually every rose-containing perfume in existence! Are there no distinctions in quality whatsoever? :roll:
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What are your favorite Rose perfumes?

...Keiko Mecheri "Attar de Roses" and "Mogador"Creed "Fleurs de Bulgarie"Ineke "Briar Rose"Montale "Attar"Guerlain "Chamade" and "Nahema"Malle "Lipstick Rose"Nejma "Two"...These are a few! 8)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   20.06.2013 | Miscellaneous

What is the definition of Niche vs. Artisan?

...Here's a discussion of this topic at the salon de parfum. :)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   08.06.2013 | Miscellaneous

The Tragedy of Discontinued Fragrances

...Apicius:Yes, sometimes the prices are extraordinary.One of the highest prices I have seen is for a 30 ml decant of "Djedi":http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Guerlain-Djedi-Vintage-Parfum__GRDJEDI.aspx$80 for 1ml??????and no discount for the ounce?Okay, I'll take it: $2,379 :roll:Oh, I see that there a $20.01 discount :lol:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   08.06.2013 | Miscellaneous

Cafleurebon

...Cryptic:Who reads the articles? :lol: I'm only half kidding. They do come up with some stunning photography and art to accompany their shilling, though.I understand what you're saying, Cryptic. When I used to "play the game", in the hopes of winning their give-away lotteries, sometimes I'd be too busy to slog through the whole text, and I'd find myself attempting to answer the questions as quickly as possible. Some of their "quizzes" were hilarious, because it was so obvious that the first one or two people did all of the work, and everyone else basically cut and pasted the answers with maybe a couple of tweaks. :roll:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.06.2013 | Miscellaneous

Cafleurebon

...Trebor:Sherapop:I won a bottle and a few samples from them, but I became disenchanted with the shilling-quality of the site, so I recently stopped going there. I'm interested in discussions, not marketing. :roll:The shilling-quality oozes out of the website to such a degree that I am unable to remain there for longer than ten minutes.The last straw for me was when I raised critical questions and received ZERO response. Not a place for debate, apparently. :roll:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.06.2013 | Miscellaneous

Cafleurebon

...Trebor:Sherapop:I won a bottle and a few samples from them, but I became disenchanted with the shilling-quality of the site, so I recently stopped going there. I'm interested in discussions, not marketing. :roll:I could have told you this from day one! One member of the Cafleurebon team used to be a regular Basenotes reviewer. However, at least 90% of their reviews were thumbs-up, so I quickly ended up losing respect for them.They are more of a marketing partner to perfumers than a review site, in my opinion. The reviews are really very close to house public relations, which is paid for by the provision of free perfume. Of course, there's nothing wrong with reading quasi-marketing text, so long as one has no delusions about objectivity.I believe that not all perfume is worthy just in virtue of being perfume. As in all other things susceptible of evaluation, there is the good, but also the bad and the ugly! Imagine a food site where every single food item ever produced (Spam, pork rinds, Twinkies, Cool Whip, ...) was exalted as superlative. Skepticism would swiftly ensue.--- 8)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   29.05.2013 | Perfume Discussions

How to remove perfume?

...The reason why I prefer a bath is because all of the other remedies require one to pass through yet another unwanted scent stage. I prefer to begin anew with a clean skin slate! :wink:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   28.05.2013 | Perfume Discussions

How to remove perfume?

...If you mean from your body, there's no better solution than:a long, hot, bubble bath!!!! :)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   08.05.2013 | Parfumo Research

Welcome to Parfumo Research!

...This is a great idea. I'm impressed! Of course it will work: Wikipedia works, doesn't it? :D
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.05.2013 | Miscellaneous

Worst mismatch between fragrance name and scent?

...Nez à Nez "Ambre à Sade"If it were named so as accurately to reflect its composition, it would have to calledMARSHMALLOW PEEPS! :twisted:On second thought, perhaps Sade could use this to torture diabetics?
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.04.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Cincy:Those dust catchers :shock: I spend to much time cleaning my unadorned. No thank you. :) I'm sure they have their admirers.That's a really good point--I never thought of the dust catcher problem (okay, it's true: house cleaning is not my forte...).My objection was purely aesthetic! 8)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.04.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Cincy:For sure Cryptic, cutesy plastic silly shapes are not my thing. Give me the elegant classy glass with simple straight lines, the ribbed is nice too. Art Deco look .......... sighReally, Cincy? You don't like these masterwork plastic caps?"Someday""Lovestruck""Oh, Lola!""Central Park West""Daisy" :roll:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.04.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Cryptic:I recently decanted some nice modern perfumes, and their combined smell in my bathroom reminds me of a typical great vintage fragrance. Everything has gotten very basic, for lack of a better word, in the last 20 years or so. :cry:Interesting observation! I suspect that this trend is not unrelated to the fact that perfumes are launched much more frequently than in the past. All of the creative energy and care is diffused over in some cases dozens of perfumes, rather than being focused on a single one...It's becoming the same way with writing today, it seems to me: many more people are dashing off texts much more quickly, with little attention to form... :cry:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   16.03.2013 | Parfumo Research

Help needed: translation of notes.

Re: Tilia
...Girasole:Ethymollogically, "lime" (as in lime tree) is an Old English word that means "lenient". It's also still kept in "limestone". It has nothing to do with the citrus. "linden" is a German loanword that entered the English lexicon later. Sorry, I'm a quirky philologist, call it my "deformation professionelle" :DVery helpful! No apologies necessary! C'est une belle "déformation professionnelle!" :D
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   16.03.2013 | Parfumo Research

Help needed: translation of notes.

...I vote for linden, too. It's like narcissus for daffodil! Much more elegant. :wink:Here's an article which distinguishes the trees bearing limes from linden trees:http://ayalasmellyblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/lime-vs-linden.htmlVery confusing, but linden blossom is linden blossom, so maybe that's all that really matters. :?
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   14.03.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Dolce & Gabanna

...D&G is P&G!All bets are off... :roll:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...DutchSniffer:Seatonica , when I have a bit of free time, I'm going to see which ones of the full bottles/samples/miniatures are discontinued, at least according to Profumo's database. Your question made me want to add yet another tidbit of info to a huge spreadsheet :)Or is there a way to do a quick search in the database?DutchSniffer, you can go to your wardrobe, and place your cursor over the picture, and whether it is discontinued or not is readable right there. No need to search the database for each individual item--thank goodness! :)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   06.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Dlane1953:Gold:I guess about 20... - I seem to have a developed a fond liking for those fragrances which are/were discontinued... and lament every drop of an old vintage gem I use...but then again, nothing lasts forever. Perfume is ephemeral by definition.(Part of it's attraction, I think. As all beauty is ephemeral.)wisdom 8)
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