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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   11.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Digindirt:My latest Vintage/Discontinued Catches... 0.5 oz pure parfum Ralph Lauren Safari (metal flip top with glass stopper) stunningly beautiful bottle! 1.0 oz edt Raphael Replique 3.3 oz EDP Caron Parfum Sacre Black Box Splash Coty Vanilla Fields .75 oz cologne spray (old box) Escada Escada Collection 3.4 oz EDT(red box) Alexander McQueen Kingdom 1.6 edp (picked this up for a member here)The End. No more perfume for me for the next 20 years! We'll see!!! But, you certainly have some real beauties!! :lol:
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   05.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Samples from Houses - best experience

...I received my lovely sample set yesterday! Full agreement with the members who praised this Co. Lovely packaging, every care taken in the presentation! I love the explanatory cards etc. Now I will enjoy the testing! Was planning on first test today, but developed a cold, so will wait till feeling better! Thank you for the links!
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G-man (Eau de Cologne) - Gainsboro / Gainsborough
<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   05.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Less likely to buy discontinued fragrances?

...I prefer just to use my memory...I couldn't take the chance to buy vintages, and have them posted here, to Croatia. The customs are so picky, and open everything. Plus, it is a risk, money wise..if the fragrance is still wearable. I just use the old excuse..move on, don't live in the past, and try new ones! I have tried the new versions of all the lovely ones I had years ago, and they are just shadows....so have decided No vintages, and no crappy re makes. I will test further, and buy what strikes my fancy! 8)
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   23.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Samples from Houses - best experience

...I just went on their website, and want to order the samples, but it is very difficult to get around there! When I clicked on the samples, no shopping bag, and so on...also, can't find any shipping info! Will try again, but pretty frustrating. I went back, and tried it again, and have ordered the sample set! I paid the same for the bloody postage, as for the set..but want to try these! Hope I love some of them!
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   23.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Samples from Houses - best experience

...Thank you Dolby, and Greysolon! I will check them out today! I hope they ship to Croatia)...Thanks once again! :)
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   22.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

...I'm waiting to see where I can get a FB of Tauer No.12 Eau d'Epices. If, and when, it finally becomes available in the U.K..I will then order it, and hopefully have a friend bring it over to me. He has already started stocking bottles in the U.S...but that is impossible for me to order, and receive. God I hate these bloody postal restrictions! :cry:
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   19.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

What makes a scent smell "expensive" ?

...This is actually a very difficult question to answer, as as I look at it, it is up to the wearer, and how it comes across. For example...just because a perfume may cost a lot, it doesn't mean it's classy. Some people can wear Chanel no.5..and they smell rich, classy, and divine. But on me...it smells like a cheap dime store concoction! All lemon and bitterness). I always thought it was floral notes that defined a scent as expensive...but that is, once again up to the individual who wears it. Some florals can smell terribly cheap, and nasty). So, price is not a factor..per se. So, I would answer this question this way. When a person finds a fragrance that utterly captivates them, and they love it dearly, and everyone around them praises the said scent....this would be, in my opinion, what makes that fragrance smell expensive.
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   16.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Living well is the best revenge...

...I feel just wonderful, and special,,,when I wear my Coromandel. 8)
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   09.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Article: Preference for Perfume Correlates w/Genotype

...Hayven:As far as impact on future fragrances, perhaps there will be perfumers who tailor or market fragrances to evoke certain memories like weddings, parties, etc.There are 2 perfumes kind of like this already. United Scents of America - New Jersey can evoke memories of being at a carnival or fair. Also based on some of the reviews I have read, Kerosene - Unknown Pleasures takes the wearer/sniffer back to a time of ice cream cones and eating sweet things as a child. Yes, I have read about these fragrances also. But, I think it's just another gimmick. I, myself, don't want to smell like a fairground, or cotton candy, or ice cream cones etc....but, maybe certain people do! It is, however, a wonderful thing that we all perceive smells differently. Some love the smell of burnt rubber in perfumes, some love patchouli, others don't etc. It would be sad if we all loved the same things. As far as been able to smell oneself...I don't really know if I could pick out my own smell in a line up! Maybe because I have never thought of it before.
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   06.02.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Boucheron :D
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   05.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Just bought two bottles...one for me, and one for my DIL...call me crazy, but love it! Queen, by Queen Latifah..
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   02.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Storing & Organising Your Perfumes

...I don't have a problem with mine, as don't have many perfumes. They are in the bedroom, so have mine ALL in there original boxes, and I have Two lovely big boxes I store them in, in my wardrobe. I have smaller boxes for my samples. Now the winter is here, my bedroom is cold, as don't like heating in the bedroom), so have the ones I wear often on my dressing table. I wouldn't have the room for a huge collection anyway, as live in a small Apt. :wink:
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   02.02.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...An old friend....Donna Karen Cashmere Mist.
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   31.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

The classiest scent in your wardrobe

...Mine would have to be....Chanel Coromandel.
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   31.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

The social ambiguities of fragrance

...Sometimes I think it's just common sense. For example.. If I visit someone with a newborn baby, I would never wear fragrance. If visiting someone in Hospital, I don't wear a heavy scent. I do work several months of the year, in a Hotel, where I reside while working), so when I decide to wear one of my heavy hitters, I use the stairs in the morning, not the lift, until the scent settles a bit. I have my own space where I work, don't share with co workers, so more or less please myself on that score. I love my perfumes, and will always wear them, but with common sense. :)
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   29.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

A question to native English speakers: sillage

...And, one would hope for many admirers, commenting on that fragrant trail.. :wink:
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   27.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Cincy....I will let you know what I think of it...I have a feeling it will be wonderful! I swapped my Shalimar, as couldn't stand the opening ..too citrus notes, so keeping my fingers crossed this is a bit softer!
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   27.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Waiting for these two, should arrive sometime this week. One is from the UK, the other from Holland....Prada infusion d'Iris Absolue....and Shalimar Ode a la Vanille :D
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   27.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

A question to native English speakers: sillage

...Pipette has explained this perfectly! The Projection is how much the perfume radiates from the skin, and the sillage leaves a trail. I suppose, in reality, without projection, there can't be a perfumed trail, as the scent has not projected, or strong enough to leave a scented trail. So, it may be how the person explains his or her thoughts on a certain perfume. Another thought...Projection may be a short, strong burst of radiating scent, where as the Sillage is a much more lasting impression.
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<mark>Dalmajen</mark>Dalmajen   25.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

Samples from Houses - best experience

...Just found the Floris site .... Oh my ... those damn candles! Wish I could have them all .... 40 GBP is quite expensive ... and, the shipping here is 30 GBP. I could get a friend to bring me one..but they are a luxury! Who has tried this one? This is my choice. :wink:
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