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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   21.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Eau de ShowerAfter that, Miller Harris Tangerine Vert
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Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille - Guerlain
<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   21.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Guerlain Ylang & Vanille

...Read it rather late, but I am wondering if Guerlain ever decided to launch Ylang-Vanille, at least, under a different name, no matter the price? Perhaps in one of their super-expensive special limited editions?Admittedly, it was my first self-chosen love at first sniff among the Guerlain perfumes and in general, discovered at the airport Duty Free, must've been 2000 or 2001. Thanks to the article, now I understand why my bottle looks different than the "2nd" edition circulating on auctions sites. Still remains one of my top 5 favourites so far. The next time at DF, it was Rosa Magnifica (although I wasn't a rose fan back then). and the following year, Lilia Bella hoping for an affordable Diorissiomo-substitute (it was not, unneccesary to mention...) And then, must have been after 2005 according to the article, I wanted to buy another bottle of Ylang-Vanille, my first back up ever of a fragrance, without having used up the first bottle yet, and the SA told me it was taken out! A pity, she agreed, because she liked it a lot, too. I never knew about the one-time relaunch.On another perfume site, for a long time, I was the only one mentioning my love for Ylang-Vanille on the boards at every occasion and having it listed as my favourite, also saying that if I had to choose 3 perfumes to take to an island, YV would count among them for sure! Judging from the predominance of rather non-enthusiastic reviews and lack of appreciation on that other website back then, I never imagined it having had such a strong fan base.Well, after my time on that other perfume site, I saw that suddenly several members started to mention it as their favourite from the AA/vanilla yellow floral and praising and hyping it... why did they remain silent all the while I was mentioning it in the threads, or only talked down on it saying "It smells similar to XYZ, but XYZ smells much better", I wonder.I tried Lys Soleia because of some people's likening it to Ylang-Vanille, but this caused one of my largest disappointments in fragrances ever. Honestly I can't see any remote similarity or connection at all between these two. I'd rather see YV relaunched (for the third time) than LS, or a few of other endlessly flankering Guerlain fragrances.
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   19.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...J Lopez Still + Yardley English RoseImages: One of my oldest beloved and most inspiring picture books. Childhood [email protected]: Cardamom, Neroli & Tuberose sounds a nice combination!
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   15.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...4711 White Peach & Coriander
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   15.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - NadiaZ

...Thanks for the link, ScentFan, I had read part of the website as well, but will be doing more of it in an attempt to grasp the concept!
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   12.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - NadiaZ

Re: Sniff Fest - NadiaZ
...ScentFan:(...) sourced from indigenous harvesters of rare plants around the world, thereby preserving both people and plants.(...)At this point I can say that exploring NadiaZ perfumes is a worthwhile challenge, especially since some of her ingredients may never be available again.I hope you wouldn't mind me 'cropping' your post, ScentFan, if you do, I apologise! It seems to be an interesting experience indeed, and I was glad to read your thoughts both on these fragrances as well as the concept and the actual process of ordering these, also because detailed feedback seem difficult to be found.One thing that made me wonder, however, is the point I have quoted from you; as far as I could understand, part of the concept is to provide an almost 'mystical' olfactory experience to each human, but I could not fathom in what way harvesting and using rare ingredients should lead to preserving them at the same time, especially if they are of extinct nature, except for raising the demand for those via commercialising and keeping these 'cultivated' by larger sponsors. At any rate, thank you a lot for sharing your valuable experience! :-)
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   07.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Gres Cabotine Floralisme
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   07.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Cab. Floralisme+Yardley English Rose
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   06.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...4711 White Peach & Coriander
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   05.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - Louis Vuitton

...Your excitement as well as the sensations of each scent was not only palpable but contagious, and I also loved to read (feel) the sincere enthusiasm :-) Thank you about Cabotine, it is also my 'signature' if I ever had one!
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   03.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - Louis Vuitton

...Oh dear, you make me want to sell my china and grand piano too (kidding! Especially the latter part!)You make each of them sound gorgeous, what an agony of having tasted (in this case, second-hand via your great description) something I can't obtain. My 'fashion' sense was never developed enough to appreciate the LV design, but I am sure their perfumes would appeal by far stronger to me.Thank you for the wonderful read of the lineup in a nutshell, ScentFan!
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   31.05.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Corinne Cobson Eau de Cobson Orange Bergamote Eau fraƮche
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   30.04.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...am: Tendre Jasmin+Cab. Rose+Stillpm: YRocher Rose Fraiche
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   29.04.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...Cab. Rose+YRocher Neroli+Still
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   25.04.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...YRocher Neroli+Still
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<mark>Anessa</mark>Anessa   28.03.2017 | Miscellaneous

Do you keep backups?

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...Since I had deleted ('edited out') my initial post, a re-post:Yes, the sad experience with a fragrance I fell in love with, only to discover after perhaps 2 years that it was already discontinued ("Aqua Allegoria Ylang & Vanille"), together with my inclination to be rather inflexible in my taste, made me think of securing another bottle if it can be found at a reasonable price. It's been the same with other consumables - take food, or cosmetics and skin care products as another significant group (where the search can be long and literally painful if one has atopic skin); every product I finally found to be just the one and perfect for me got discontinued.Also, I feel reluctant to consume the only bottle of a fragrance if it's discontinued and it's only sold for a three-digit-price on auctions. I care less if I'll ever 'finish' a bottle or everything I have, I can't imagine perfumers wishing us to feel under pressure for their creation to be 'used up'.
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