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Chanel Gardenia EdT?

...Dulcemio:...Even if my beloved Coromandel were offered as pur parfum, I wouldn't care, because the EDT already behaves like an EDP, and a strong one at that! One spray and it projects like crazy all day long. And the Sycomore and Bois des Iles I tried on my arms and on paper lasted until the next day. Good value for the money.Lol, I tested Sycomore the hard way when a sample vial broke (luckily only 1 ml) and after a shower I can still smell it clearly on my forearms. Some Parfumo reviewers gave it less favourable grades when compared to cheaper, similar woods.I just wish that aldehyde-pepper opening would last and last. It's always sad when the opening turns out to be the best part :/
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...Sweetgrass:Yup, and it's not like designer scents aren't just as formulaic as their celebrity fragrance contemporaries. IMHO the classics of the past decades...
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DulcemioDulcemio   25.01.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Chanel Gardenia EdT?

...Sweetgrass:Dulcemio:Oh wait, I just realized you said "parfum version." I wasn't aware that Les Exclusifs came in anything but EDT.They do, at a price. I'm...
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Reusing empty sample vials?

...It seems that Fragranticans have been talking about this a few times, and I found these two threads with many useful tips:http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=30868http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=72659This could be a job for an otherwise quiet day at home! I do hope someone will make a step-by-step tutorial with pictures though :)
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CincyCincy   25.01.2014 | Perfume Discussions

Reusing empty sample vials?

...am glad you asked this question Sweetgrass. I have one on my counter right now, debating on what to do. I think I will wash with soap and water then put rubbing alcohol in and swish around...
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Chanel Gardenia EdT?

...Sweetgrass:Dulcemio:Oh wait, I just realized you said "parfum version." I wasn't aware that Les Exclusifs came in anything but EDT.They do, at a price. I'm...
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Do chilled perfumes turn scentless?

...Not yet - and I've just had a few bottles sitting outside in -20°C (-4°F) for a few hours. If you're worried, just give it a few more hours to warm up!I might do an experiment on 'frozen' perfume vs. room temperature stored juice one of these days though! :D
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Scent of the Day

..."Sycomore" - my 1ml vial broke, and I ended up pouring it aaaaall on myself!
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Chanel Gardenia EdT?

...Dulcemio:Oh wait, I just realized you said "parfum version." I wasn't aware that Les Exclusifs came in anything but EDT.They do, at a price. I'm still jealous of the US Chanelites who get to shop for this stuff online.
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   25.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

What do you look for in a perfume?

...I second Hayven -- if there is something about a perfume that is just off-putting, I won't get it.Also I look for perfumes that aren't too similar to the ones I already own, or have some quality about them that makes them stand out from the rest of my collection.
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Reusing empty sample vials?

...Is it doable, or does the perfume stick to it for all eternity? I have a few refillable, now empty sample sprays that I'd like to reuse.
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...Yup, and it's not like designer scents aren't just as formulaic as their celebrity fragrance contemporaries. IMHO the classics of the past decades are not a useful comparison to contemporary celeb perfumes, or to any other perfume of a vastly different era and culture.The one thing I most like about celebrity scents is that they are often adequate interpretations of the themes popular in their time, and often also cheaper and more widely available at discounters.
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   25.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Do you keep your samples?

...I keep them, unless I have several of the same scent and/or a full bottle - then I swap them, or gift to swap partners. I find it useful to be able to go back to a perfume later because especially with the extreme difference between summer and winter here, it's just not possible to get the whole picture of a perfume in the wrong season (especially so-called summer scents). And also tastes evolve, so something I don't like right now might turn out to be a future favourite :)
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Best web shops for samples

...eBay has been a good place to hunt for samples that might not be otherwise available, but I have since learned to scour the perfume houses' websites for samples or sample packs, even. They are often cheaper that way, for instance a whole sample pack from Atelier Cologne cost only 15€ (or $20 in the US) and contains 13 perfumes as of now. (Sadly no "Cédrat Enivrant" :()I just recently placed an order with http://surrendertochance.com/, they seem to have a good selection. Don't know yet what else to think until I receive my order. I have been looking at stuff from Lucky Scent (AFAIK they still ship samples to Finland) but haven't yet tried anything...I have also gotten a lot of samples from generous swappers and individual perfume sellers. :)There is also a place called fragrancenetsamples.com and a) it doesn't seem to have anything to do with FragranceNet and b) it took them six weeks to ship my order. I have never had to wait for a sample order from the US for longer than two weeks and I am pretty patient w shipping. Buy at your own risk.
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   21.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Perfumes named after house HQ/flagship street address

...This originated as a blog post but I thought it would be funny to mine the community's knowledge on this... I got snickering the other night thinking of the many fragrances named after the perfume/design house's hq/flagship street address, and wondered if there is a rule about or something? Here's what I currently have:"31 Rue Cambon" by Chanel (thanks Dulcemio!)"Montaigne" by Caron (thanks Pipette!)"Place Vendôme" by Boucheron"Archives 69" by ELdO"34 Boulevard Saint-Germain" by Diptyque"Champs-Elysées" by Guerlain""24, Faubourg" by Hermès"5th Avenue" and "Red Door" by Elizabeth ArdenThe entire brand of Bond N.9Do you know any others? Add them!
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MiaTrostMiaTrost   20.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Olfactorama - the alternative awards

...Sweetgrass:This seems really cool! I will be interested to see which will be the winners and why :)Absolutely! They are pretty transparent regarding their...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   20.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Are there perfumes not suitable for you?

..."L'Heure Bleue" And "Après l'Ondée" are musty and old-fashioned on me. My nose just refuses to work with those two classics, and judging by the comments on many fora about how these too have been watered down over the years I don't even want to get close to the originals, except maybe for science. "Une Fleur de Cassie" has a similar vibe, but I am not yet sure what I actually think about it."Scent" is okay but there is something plastic about it to my nose that is keeping me from just liking it.And almost every perfume with prominent rose notes/accords is dreadful to me, not just unpleasant but horrifying and I can't get most of them off my skin quickly enough. Sigh, I so wanted to love "Portrait of a Lady" but it was not to be.Musks I have talked about before, but one notable scent ruined for me by musk is "Mûre et Musc".I always find it sad when I can't seem to like a perfume (unless it is objectively awful), but that's just the way it is. Souks and swap lists are about to be updated :p
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   20.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Olfactorama - the alternative awards

...This seems really cool! I will be interested to see which will be the winners and why :)
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   19.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

Favorite house ( Designer & Niche )

...+1 to Thierry Mugler.
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Scent of the Day

...Sampling "Hannele", a rarity in that it is made for and sold by a Finnish brand.
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