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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   12.08.2014 | Miscellaneous

FragranceX and testers?

...I've bought many many from FX.. All good except for my foray into WORTH. I thought to reacquaint myself with Je Reviens and try Courtesan. Both bottles were decidedly off. To be safe I would buy from them if you are planning to use your fumes up within a year or so.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   11.08.2014 | Miscellaneous

Dead-ringer fragrances as alternative

...Tar:Omni:I am fascinated with Love Potion No 9 by Penhaligons. This fragrance pre dates Dune by a year or two and is so similar that Sherapop cannot tell the difference.Now you surprised me. It is quite interesting to me, that LP No. 9 could be similar to Dune, I always felt Penhaligon's more spicy and Dune sweeter.And I agree with that, but looking at the reviews on Fragantica there are many references to Dune. On Basenotes reviewer Darvant raises the topic. Sherapop finds them practically identical on a dry down wrist comparison. So, did Dior 'knock off' LP, invent a marketing ploy around it, and tweak it enough to become 'Dune'? In any case, the head topic here seems to fit..Shera didn't buy one because she already had the other. Thanks for your thoughts, Tar. There must be more.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   09.08.2014 | Miscellaneous

Dead-ringer fragrances as alternative

...I am fascinated with Love Potion No 9 by Penhaligons. This fragrance pre dates Dune by a year or two and is so similar that Sherapop cannot tell the difference. The behommeth that is Dior made Dune into a commercial success and FI award winner whilst little Brit Penhaligons had not a sniff, if you pardon the pun.
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№ 06 - Incense Rosé - Tauer Perfumes

Rose and Incense

Banging on
...Eau de Protection aka Rossy de Palma. I keep banging on about this one
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   31.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

What are you waiting for in the mail right now?

...I'm waiting for Quel Amour by Annick Goutal
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   30.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

Blind Buys - Are you a risk taker? Best + Worst Experiences

...I have Catholic tastes, as in embracing all, not incensey taper fumes, and I actually helped my girlfriend sell Avon for a while. I remember a small bottle of, I think it was Genesis Oil, seeping into my makeup bag. Talk about for-evvah!Triffid, I ordered a small bottle of Je Reviens pure perfume with my Courtesan order and in a way it's a blind buy because I only know it through my Mother in law who has a stash of vintage. Now that gives me an idea for a thread. Let's have fun.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   28.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

Blind Buys - Are you a risk taker? Best + Worst Experiences

...Triffid:I hope it works out for you Omni! I'm just realising how many BBs are actually in my collection. Recent spectacular successes with "Cuir de Lancome" (adore it), Guerlain "Heritage" (fellas be damned! Love it) and "Ma Griffe" (perfect green, very cheap but, alas, longevity could be better).Ma Griffe was one of our first perfumes in the sixties, the collection that my Mum and I scored as abandoned or forgotten when the guests checked out (she was a housemaid at an International hotel) It was too old for me then but I wore it, and others. Weil de Weil was bone dry and one that made it to New Zealand. Rive Gauche and Je Reviens were popular. I remember my Aunt giving me 'Le Train Bleu' by Picot, the equivalent of poor mans' french perfume. Shiseido Zen was so beautiful then but I thought it was slumming it. How stupid, with hindsight it was amazing. Fidji, another gift, disappeared faster than a speeding bullet. I'm sure the current Ma Griffe is better than Fidji was.Cuir de Lancome is ravishing, so was Magie Noire. I really liked Magie Noire, my memory banks can almost smell it.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   28.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

Blind Buys - Are you a risk taker? Best + Worst Experiences

...Triffid:I wear the Chanel "Allure Homme Edition Blanche" myself and two of the men in my household are "Gucci Pour Homme II" wearers. I think the majority of us have largely designer scent collections with a handful of niche, vintage or pricier scents. There's no shame in collecting budget or designer frags!I ordered Courtesan by Worth as a Blind Buy. It hasn't come yet. It was inexpensive at the online discounters. My best blind buy was Loris Azzaro's Couture, $25 NZ dollars from SNet on a daily special. It's happiness in a bottle, so effervescent and yet so posh. Love it. Sometimes I'm not so lucky, but hey, I'm not playing the one armed bandits in a seedy dive, I'm a perfume hobbyist and I have a budget, mostly, fairly consistently, with a little leeway
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   25.07.2014 | Perfume Discussions

Where to get Shalimar pure perfume?

...Esoada:Thank you for the good answer!You are very welcome
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   24.07.2014 | Perfume Discussions

Where to get Shalimar pure perfume?

Re: Where to get Shalimar pure perfume?
...Esoada:Where can I buy a real Shalimar pure perfume?I live in SwedenGo to Fragrancex. At the bottom of the page is a menu that lists Pure Perfume. It's all in Black, the print I mean, so take your time to find. Shalimar Pure Perfume is listed as of today. I live in New Zealand, at the bottom of the world, and order frequently from this site. I have had no problems although sometimes it can take a couple of weeks.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   10.07.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

alternative to Juicy Couture (perhaps niche)?

...I think Burberry London is a contender
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   27.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

What fragrance group/s do you prefer ?

...dont know how it happened but I seem to be a sucker for the leather/violet combo. but I am promiscuous, as you would expect from a leather/violet lover. The humble bee doesn't worry where it gets its pollen from.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   26.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Tnahowru:Omni:My only purchase this month (my halo is glowing) was L'esprit Habanita. I won a sample pack of Impromptu by Roxana Illuminated Perfumes and have been giving that a whirlWow! Omni, how did you win?It was a giveaway on Australian Perfume Junkies site, a simple draw. There are three samples, an EDT, an EDP and a tiny pot of solid perfume. Review in the pipeline. I have moved house recently and everything is upside down. Do subscribe to Australian Perfume Junkies, lots of fun
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   24.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...My only purchase this month (my halo is glowing) was L'esprit Habanita. I won a sample pack of Impromptu by Roxana Illuminated Perfumes and have been giving that a whirl
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   16.06.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Looking for cypress scents

...Nobile Cedar by Chopard might fit the bill Gorgeous bottle
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   08.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

A question to native English speakers: sillage

...This is funny You say tomaaato and I say tomayto. Lets call the whole thing off
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   04.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

Sense of Smell and Skin Chemistry - figment and myth?

...I haven't read the links yet but it seems until we understand how we process smells, i.e. the science, that this subject is wide open. There will be trolls and there will be genuine interest. Here's something interesting: my daughter can only use white towels because she turns every coloured towel into a blotched discolouration, not make up, just her skin. She wears Chanel perfumes as if they had a 500 year half life but on me, nah, gone.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   02.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...I do find it entertaining that Setge Lutens, Jo Malone and Jean Claude Ellena advocate the layering of their fragrances and that JCE provided layering advice for readers of Elle magazine. I certainly haven't tried any of my own except the Yardley Iris which happened by accident when I forgot what I was wearing. It's all grist for the perfume mill.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   31.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

A question to native English speakers: sillage

...Just to have a bit of fun, surely the person walking forwards is projecting their fragrance and the person who walks into the space left behind is experiencing silage (the wake) Me and my shadow
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   31.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Triffid:Well, I wear "big" perfumes to walk the dog, as does Mr Triffid. The dog sniffs the telegraph poles and we humans sniff our perfume cloud (also keeps our noses distracted from the contents of the loaded doggy doo bag we're carrying). We're a toxic couple in enclosed spaces but add a stiff breeze and a street-length personal space and we're good to go!My Tea Rose has arrived so I might try layering it with the Aromatics Elixir tonight. I suspect it will end up smelling like JHAG Vengeance Extreme.Oh Triffid, you are gorgeous, I love the mental picture of Mr and Mrs Triffid dispatching fragrant goodwill to all men, (nankind) even if they're on the moon, what beautiful clear skies you must enjoy, sillage all the way to the space station. You go, girl!
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