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Fendi Substitute?

Fendi substitute?
...Oh, this is so difficult. I have some Fendi but the US postal service has made it impossible to ship outside the US without a commercial permit. (I don't take lying on government forms lightly.)Although there are flowers listed in Fendi, I don't notice them at all. To me, it's all about the nutmeg, coriander, and wood. When I try to think of other scents that have something in common with it, I can only think of others from that era, which are also hard to find. Is it at all possible that you can find it on Swedish eBay? (There are bottles of it on US eBay.)I see a lot of people on another site comparing it to Teatro alla Scala (which I've never smelled) -- but I think you would also have to find that on eBay or a sales site like that. The original version of Opium, while it doesn't smell the same as Fendi, has a similar spicy, bold scent of the 1980s. Somebody who likes Fendi would probably like the original Opium. (The recent Opium isn't bad, but it's not very close to the original.) Belle d'Opium, which came out just a few years ago, is closer to the original Opium, actually. I think it has also been discontinued but, since it was produced more recently, it might be easier to find a good bottle of it.Ah -- here's an idea -- what about Estee Lauder Cinnabar? It's still in production and hasn't been changed much from its original bold, spicy 1980s self. Oh -- or another possibility if she doesn't mind a strong amaretto note -- Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon -- it has that powerful, spicy presence from the 1980s, with a patchouli underlay as Fendi does. It may even still be in production. I see LOTS of it on US eBay. Although it has a 1980s style, it is from 2003.I hope these ideas help. It's wonderful that you are trying so hard to find something your mom-in-law will love! (By the way, Fendi came in an edt and an edp formulation. I strongly prefer the edt.)
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   14.06.2016 | Miscellaneous

Noses to B&BW fragrances?

...You're welcome. I don't know where Parfumo gets the information. The people who work on this site check a lot of different places for their data - they do great work!
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   14.06.2016 | Miscellaneous

Noses to B&BW fragrances?

...Oriane: I got the information on those HERE on Parfumo, not on the BBW website. (Another reason to love Parfumo!)
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   14.06.2016 | Miscellaneous

Noses to B&BW fragrances?

...I should also note that, as far as I can see, only edts and edps have credited noses. They do not seem to credit them for body sprays.
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   14.06.2016 | Miscellaneous

Noses to B&BW fragrances?

...I don't know a way to find out more easily than clicking through each of their scents:Brown Sugar & Fig = David Apel, Clement Gavarry, Honorine Blanc Cashmere Glow = Evelyne BoulangerDark Kiss (edp and edt) = David Apel (Symrise)Forever Red = Honorine Blanc, Harry Frémont (Firmenich)etc. (I can't take the time to go through them all now.) So it seems that they are hiring folks from Symrise and Firmenich, which are two of the 5 or so top scent manufacturers.
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Dust, Eucalyptus

...Yeah, I had a hard time thinking of a eucalyptus scent that just has a hint of it, so I decided to name a couple of scents that otherwise had the right feel. I thought Corallium was a men's scent. Hmm. Yes, I definitely think men can wear it.
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Dust, Eucalyptus

...Amit:I wonder whether this one would smell a bit like what you're looking for: http://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Carthusia/CoralliumThere are many perfumes that claim to smell at least a little bit like the Mediterranean, but I don't know of one offhand that has a little bit of eucalyptus in it. There are a couple of nice eucalyptus scents, but I'm guessing that the eucalyptus will be stronger than what you want. Maybe this one? http://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Heeley/Sel_Marin
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Australian Eucalyptus

...I'm glad you found it anyway!
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Australian Eucalyptus

...See Missk's review of Contradiction: http://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Calvin_Klein/ContradictionWhen I searched by note, it didn't come up under eucalyptus, but it's definitely in there. Missk agrees!
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Lucky Scent devotees: may I ask you?

...Sadly, I am genetically incapable of not paying attention to the news. Well, maybe unless I was exiled to a place that had no television or internet or cell phone. I should try that if I ever get the money to make it happen! Even for a week would be good. :D
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Lucky Scent devotees: may I ask you?

...I am so jealous of anyone who gets to go there! Nice to hear some description of what it's like.And I'm so glad people here can talk things through like adults. I've had an unnecessarily rough afternoon - a FB friend I like very much is being rude because we disagree on who should be the Democratic nominee for President. He has said multiple negative things about my candidate (Sanders), which I have ignored. I said something negative about his, and he was posting multiple things on my page and getting very angry. I take politics very seriously, but if we can't strive to be civil, we're all going to be miserable.
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What's up with Chanel?

...Ooh. That makes me think of a lawsuit/crackdown sort of thing. Maybe just one vaguely hinted at, though. When Bond No 9 threatened to sue everyone and her brother, all of the sample places pulled it immediately without putting it on sale. I know Chanel has a huge legal department because they are among the most counterfeited companies in the world. Maybe they had some spare time & decided to go after the decant folks, too. That's truly unfortunate, because a LOT of people won't get to try some of the lesser-known Chanel stuff now - the expensive stuff that TPC and StC were selling by the half-milliliter. :(
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   28.12.2015 | Miscellaneous

Most important countries in contemporary perfumery?

...No problem, dear GH!I love the different ways that Parfumo lets us sort our scents, and I tried a couple of different ways to answer this question.I was surprised in both how much Italy trailed France. I've formed deep emotional connections with so many Italian perfumes. (My dear Fendi Fendi! My beloved Dolce Riso!) I also thought that the US would be far down the list - my home country is both wonderful and exasperating, but I'd never thought of it as a competitor in perfume.But the numbers don't lie. (Do they?) Of my "most worn" 16, France had 7, the US 3, and Italy, Japan, and England two each. Then, sorting my collection of bottles by rating, France had 54, the US 22, Italy 13, Japan 5, UK 3, and Spain, Switzerland, and Germany had two each. (I'm guessing that, if I were richer, Italy would do better in comparison to France in my collection. French perfumes are far more available at the online discounters that I can afford.)And the US vanquishing Italy? Maybe it's because perfumes made here are more widely available to me? France - je t'aime, mais je ne suis pas certaine que tu es la Reine de Parfum. Desolee.
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   27.12.2015 | Miscellaneous

Most important countries in contemporary perfumery?

...I'm not sure that I understand, GH. Are you asking us to make an argument for which country belongs in gold, silver, and bronze?
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   15.11.2015 | Miscellaneous

What is the "Aventus" of female fragrances?

...Thanks, dear ScentFan - it is one of those rarities that smells pretty good on pretty much every woman.
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   15.11.2015 | Miscellaneous

What is the "Aventus" of female fragrances?

...My vote would be for Coco Mademoiselle. SO many female collectors have it, or one of its imitators. For instance, if you look here on Parfumo at how many members have it, you find:Coco Mademoiselle edt - 128Coco Mademoiselle edp - 491Coco Mad has given rise to a whole genre of popular and less-expensive scents that might be called imitations: Lidl Suddenly Madame Glamour has 210; Jil Sander Eve has 125; Miro Magic has 74; Yves Rocher So Elixir has 138.The number who have Aventus? 642, just a little bit more than the Coco Mademoiselle numbers.
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Bonpoint (Eau de Toilette) - Bonpoint

Eau de Bonpoint: The unobtainable fragrance

...Hmmm. Since it seems like it's affiliated with the Annick Goutal brand, maybe you could go to their website & email their customer service folks?It's a slim chance, I know. I've heard of it before, but never seen it anywhere! (I'm in the US.)
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   28.05.2015 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

...I'd like a little more detail on what you want. Do you mean what scents are the most often imitated? (There must be dozens of imitations of Light Blue and of Coco Mlle.)Do you mean scents that smell the same in both the male and female versions?Do you mean scents that do an excellent job of imitating more expensive scents?
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   26.05.2015 | Miscellaneous

Simple pleasures - Perfumed body wash

...Sadly, Caress is owned by Unilever, which tests on animals:http://veganrabbit.com/list-of-companies-that-do-test-on-animals/Many of the mainstream brands are owned by Procter & Gamble or L'Oreal, both of which do. I have some products of theirs, but I take care not to buy any new ones. If I really want something by Gucci, Lauren, Lancome, The Body Shop, etc., I buy it used on eBay so I'm not putting money in the pockets of these cruel companies.
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<mark>PBullFriend</mark>PBullFriend   10.05.2015 | Miscellaneous

Your Most Worn Perfumes

...Hi Sleuth: I'm with Briarthorn on this one. Much as I love Breath of God, it's not a close-quarters office scent, for sure! :shock: Luckily, I work by myself, at home, almost all of the time. I tend to wear BoG a lot especially when I'm working long hours and need refreshing - it's so unusual that it keeps me awake. For me, Hermes Hiris is the refined version of "I need to stay awake." THAT one I wear around other people!I feel kind of the same way about "Pure Energy/Pure Shot," Sleuth. Is that a "keep yourself awake" scent for you?
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