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DutchSniffer
The classiest scent in your wardrobe
DutchSniffer 31.01.2013 | Miscellaneous
...the one I got a decant from for my 25th university reunion was 24, rue Faubourg :)As Njdeb wrote in her review The definition of elegance and classEdit, there are many other scents .. I'd consider Chamade as well, which I now also have as a...
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Sherapop
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
Sherapop 06.05.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Njdeb:I do agree that the woman = flowers, men = woods is just a manufactured dichotomy, but we were asked to make some kind of distinction between... how others are making this distinction. Is it simply what you think smells good on you?I hope nobody minds a guy hijacking the thread for a moment. Njdeb, agreed. But if I might be so bold... it seems to me men have far fewer fragrance options than women because of cultural stereotyping and social...
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Greysolon
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
Greysolon 06.05.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Njdeb:I do agree that the woman = flowers, men = woods is just a manufactured dichotomy, but we were asked to make some kind of distinction between... how others are making this distinction. Is it simply what you think smells good on you?I hope nobody minds a guy hijacking the thread for a moment. Njdeb, agreed. But if I might be so bold... it seems to me men have far fewer fragrance options than women because of cultural stereotyping and social...
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Njdeb
Comments on perfumes: compliments and insults
Njdeb 31.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...DieNase:Sometimes I wonder if I don't apply enough or if people don't like it and are just too polite to say something. I sometimes feel that way too. Or else I'll get a compliment on some very common fruity-floral scent I happen to be trying - hardly ever the more interesting ones. Kind of disappointing...
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Njdeb
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
Njdeb 30.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...DieNase:I agree with Sonnenfee when it comes to flowery fragrances. Why the heck should a woman want to smell like a bouquet of flowers?I feel like I've been hearing some variation of this a lot lately, and it always puzzles me. Why wouldn't a woman (or anyone really) want to smell like flowers? Flowers smell great. From time immemorial, poets have been using the metaphor of flowers to describe things (or people) that smell good, and all perfumes with a high degree of natural content are derived from something in nature. As Sherapop said, why smell of woods, spices or anything else that is not "human."?I think sometimes people think that liking floral perfumes is cliche' or unsophisticated. Who knows? Maybe this is because children seem instinctively drawn to the smell of flowers and scents like leather, oud, etc. seem to be more of an acquired (adult?) taste. Then again, I find that there are sophisticated "adult" florals (even soliflores) and one's that seem more childish. I do agree that the woman = flowers, men = woods is just a manufactured dichotomy, but we were asked to make some kind of distinction between masculine and feminine in this thread. I wonder how others are making this distinction. Is it simply what you think smells good on you?
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Njdeb
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
Njdeb 28.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...A few that come to mind are Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin, Dior Eau Sauvage, Prada Infusion d'Homme and Bvlgari pour Homme.Also, I just tried Amouage Jubilation XXV and think it smells great on me ;)Btw, I immediately know if a scent is too masculine for me as my brutally honest sixteen year-old will say, "MOOOOM, are you wearing men's cologne again?!?!" (picture eyes rolling)
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Sherapop
Which perfume will be your next buy ?
Sherapop 28.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Njdeb:I would like to buy Guerlain Tonka Imperiale and Boise Torride, but my budget indicates that it will probably be Fresh's Cannabis Santal and Sake...
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Njdeb
Cultural influence on perfume taste
Njdeb 28.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...I agree with AromiErotici, Americans tend to gravitate toward whatever is being "sold" to them at the time by marketers. At this time it's fresh, clean, sweet and fruity. When I first started getting into perfume in the eighties, though, it was totally different. We were all wearing heavy orientals like Opium, Poison and Obsession and big monster florals like Giorgio, Amarige and Eternity. In my mother's day, it was aldehydes like Shalimar and Chanel 5. I think the typical consumer just follows what happens to be in fashion at the time.
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Njdeb
Which perfume will be your next buy ?
Njdeb 12.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...I would like to buy Guerlain Tonka Imperiale and Boise Torride, but my budget indicates that it will probably be Fresh's Cannabis Santal and Sake (still very good!)
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CyberToy1
favorite Gourmand note
CyberToy1 10.01.2012 | Perfumes by Note, Accord, Genre
...Njdeb:Dark smokey vanilla, honey and tonka bean. I never thought of amber as so much gourmand, but if it is, I love it as well :)So Is Tonka bean a staple... tonka bean. I never thought of amber as so much gourmand, but if it is, I love it as well :)So Is Tonka bean a staple food, can you eat Tonka Bean Njdeb? I love the Idea of dark smoky vanilla, It sounds very me, honey also but Iv never tasted Tonka bean. I like to taste what I wear In my Goumands, do...
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Njdeb
favorite Gourmand note
Njdeb 10.01.2012 | Perfumes by Note, Accord, Genre
...Dark smokey vanilla, honey and tonka bean. I never thought of amber as so much gourmand, but if it is, I love it as well :)
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Njdeb
Trip down memory lane : Perfumes you loved as a teen
Njdeb 10.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Fun topic!I wouldn't say I was serious about it, but I started wearing perfume when I was in middle school (age 13 or so) in the early seventies. I wore the typical teeny bopper scents of the era: Love's Baby Soft, Love's Fresh Lemon, Skinny Dip and a perfume called Green Apple.On the far other side of the spectrum, as I began high school, I bought this set of hippie-influenced perfumed oils that I now know were from the Alyssa Ashley line called "Primitives Naturals." They were called "Civet", "Musk" and "Ambergris" and contained hefty doses of their namesake animalic notes. I understand they are rare cult favorites now. My little 14 year old self liked "Civet" the best ;)I so wish I still had them.....
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Njdeb
perfume terminology
Njdeb 09.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...:)
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Njdeb
perfume terminology
Njdeb 09.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Yes, sillage is a french word with nautical origins. It is the wake of a boat or ship as it moves through water. Similarly, when used to describe in perfume, in means the scent-trail a perfume leaves as a person moves by.Sometimes people use sillage to simply refer to the strength of a perfumes scent.
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Njdeb
perfume terminology
Njdeb 09.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Haha Guusje, we posted at the same time :)
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Njdeb
perfume terminology
Njdeb 09.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...A "go-to" fragrance is sort of like your first choice or the perfume you are most likely to reach for. This can be in general or in whatever context the person is talking about. Example, "Euphoria is my go-to perfume for a night out." This would mean that Euphoria is this person's most likely or first choice for a night out.Longevity refers to how long the scent of a perfume lasts and sillage refers to the projection of a perfumes scent, in other words, the strength of a perfumes scent trail.The person that is wearing a perfume would be called the "wearer."Hope this helps!
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Njdeb
Favorite house ( Designer & Niche )
Njdeb 08.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...At the moment:Designer: Lolita Lempicka, FreshNiche: Serge Lutens
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Njdeb
What fragrance group/s do you prefer ?
Njdeb 07.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...I like a variety of scents, but tend to gravitate mostly towards Oriental Woody, Oriental Floral, White Florals (although I starting to feel like I've overdosed on those), Citrus Aromatics, Aromatics in general and Green perfumes.Not a big fan of Floral Aldehydes and overly sweet,fruity scents.
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Njdeb
Favorite notes
Njdeb 07.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Love:JasmineOrange Blossom/NeroliGardeniaWoodsLabdanum/amberSaltNutmegVetivertobaccoPepperTeaLove/hate:TuberoseTonka BeanLike:RoseVanillaCitrusesResinsDislike:most violet, but there are exceptionsstrong incenseVegetable notes (except cucumber)CarnationLeather
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Njdeb
Do you have an all-year-round fragrance ?
Njdeb 07.01.2012 | Perfume Recommendations
...Confusion:I got a "summer box" and a "winter box". But some fragrances stay out whole year. For example:"Cascade""Hervé Léger""Gaultier² Eau d'Amour""Un Parfum des Sens et Bois""Baiser de Cinéma""Not a Perfume""Diesel Fuel for Life Unlimited""Body Intense"And it's true, some of the orientals work better with hot weather. "Oriental Lounge" is one of them.I'm the same way. The ones that I notice stay out all year are:Lolita Lempicka Coral FlowerAlien Eau de ToiletteCarnal FlowerPure PoisonClinique SimplyFresh Citron de VigneOf course, it could just be because these are some of my favorites, and I can't bear to seperate from them ;) I also sometimes like to take out an unabashedly beachy suntan lotion scent like Bronze Goddess in the winter for a mental vacation. 8)
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