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Exceptional Because You Are - Exceptional
<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   12.05.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Do you dare to don "Exceptional"?

...Dulcemio:I want someone to release one called Pleasant.Now that would get respect. :)Well, there is "Pretty" and its unfortunate flanker "Pretty Hot"! :?
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   30.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Your Perfume - How about a refill?

two arguments: perfume shelf-life and the problem of fakes
...I have often lamented that the beautiful Tocca bottles do not have screw-off tops, which would make them reusable. Here's an example: Tocca "Brigitte"They only contain 50ml, so it seems like an awful waste of a beautiful glass object. However, I understand why perfume companies are loathe to offer screw-off atomizers, and it's not just because the perfume spoils more quickly in non-sealed bottles. It's also because the problem of fakes is already way out of control. Imagine if all perfume bottles were refillable? Ebay would be literally awash with fakes! :?
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   28.03.2014 | Parfumo Research

Parfumo Received Written Warning

I predict business failure for this company
...Sorceress:Seems ridiculous that Parfumo cannot use their name. In a way , it's free advertising for them on your site. Now, no one knows what it is if they happened upon it. It's really their loss. And it's a shame that Parfumo will have to pay out money for this, too.This is just crazy. They get free advertising and increased web presence from Parfumo! What company doesn't want that???? :shock:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   28.03.2014 | Miscellaneous

Tragedy. When perfumes turn

...Hayven:I follow that trick too with one of my Miss Dior Cherie bottles. The first two sprays are sour, but then the ones after that are fine.I've noticed this too with some of my "now vintage" perfumes (because I acquired them before reformulation). Better to spray into the air before applying if the bottle is older...
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   24.02.2014 | Miscellaneous

Whose Oud is missing?

...Sorceress:Recently I picked up "Les Notes de Lanvin - Oud & Rose" locally. I have absolutely no idea what "oud" is supposed to smell like, other than what I have read, nor have I ever owned an perfume with oud as a note listed. I have been hesitant to purchase any, since there are varying opinions, costs, etc., and not knowing if I would like it. But when I saw this one sitting on the shelf at (dare I say it?) my local Marshall's for a ridiculous price I bought it. What I get from it is a sense of being in a garage, an oil feel, as if I'm standing next to a mechanic who's been working all day under cars. I feel as if I should wear this hanging out with my biker friends. It's not overpowering, it's well-blended.Since this the posters here seem to significantly know of "oud" scents, has anyone else smelled this particular one? And is this what "oud" smells like?Well, Lanvin has clearly fallen from grace, and now they've jumped on the "oud bandwagon", too! However, I must say that your description of the mystery note matches my limited experience with true oud. I find it rather unpleasant. :?
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   06.02.2014 | Miscellaneous

EU amendment to sharpen restrictions on fragrance allergens

Re: People With Allergies Do Not Wear Perfume
...MiaTrost:Sherapop:Here's a link to my manifesto on this topic: PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES DO NOT WEAR PERFUMEMost likely they know better. The EU's argument is, however, not only the 1-3 % of overall population that actually react allergically need to be protected but also any others that might develop an allergic reaction. Apparently consumers can not be trusted with self-determined actions. :evil:Only this morning I received a comment on that post which appears to have been written by an IFRA shill! :shock:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   05.01.2014 | Perfume Discussions

do cheaper scents require more applications?

...It all depends... I generally find that the more abstract (= synthetic) a perfume is, the more tenacious the scent. The ultimate example being "Joop!" which boasts nuclear longevity.I am more interested in fragrances produced through the sacrifice of at least some plant life, and I definitely prefer not be forced to change all of my linens or else suffer the nightmarish experience of smelling something like "Insolence" for multiple days. Yuck. :o
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   02.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

The end of a love affair-Scents that have lost their magic ?

...Sweetgrass:I've never been more sorry I asked tbh.I don't know. Didn't I clear up this whole controversy a couple of years ago? http://salondeparfum-sherapop.blogspot.com/2011/12/myth-of-skin-chemistry-myth.html :twisted:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   17.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...The Hermessences are also quite nice and well worth sampling... 8)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   17.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...valandria:Yes Sherapop, even 24 Faubourg. I had a big bottle of it and it just went flat on my skin. I tried wearing it for a year and it just ended up smelling like all woods on me. I thought it would be my thing since I adore amber, too.Wow--"24, Faubourg" is a big voluptuous floral perfume! Is there a chance that you had a fake? Your experience sounds rather strange... :?
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   16.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...valandria:I wish I liked Hermes, but everything smells very masculine to my nose - just too masculine smelling on me. I like some of the men's line on men though…. :DEven "24, Faubourg"? That's my all-time favorite...8)
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   16.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...I just hope that the next step isn't capitulation to the forces that be at LVMH. Hermès need to retain an independent identity in order to continue on with integrity. LVMH has already ruined so many formerly beautiful perfumes... :roll:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   11.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

EU amendment to sharpen restrictions on fragrance allergens

the BHT mystery
...Sweetgrass:Sherapop, some really good points, especially on BHT! Are there any sources aside of Wikipedia on it? Any theories as to why it's pushed?Sorry Sweetgrasss, I don't have any more info on the topic. I assume that "the powers that be" in the fragrance industry have decided to throw a dollop of BHT into everything. All of the perfumes produced by both Coty Prestige and by LVMH now list BHT among their ingredients when the same houses (Guerlain, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Acqua di Parma, the list goes on and on...) did not formerly. Others (independents, but also some others...) still do not. I steer clear of both of those conglomerates for aesthetic reasons, but the BHT remains an unsolved mystery for me at this point... :x
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   07.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

What's your ultimate pick-me-up perfume?

Re: Four feel-good frags...
...Sweetgrass:Sherapop:Looking at my windowsill this afternoon, I realized that the reason why these four bottles are completely drained is because I can wear them anytime and spray on with reckless abandon--they are all feel-good perfumes for me:Oh dear I forgot Féerie! I have the edp, which is gorgeous. Just curious, is there any difference between the edt and edp or are they just that, different concentrations?Hello, Sweetgrass!I have both the edp and the edt, which are very different. The edp is too sweet for me, but the edt works well. :wink:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   06.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

EU amendment to sharpen restrictions on fragrance allergens

People With Allergies Do Not Wear Perfume
...Here's a link to my manifesto on this topic:PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES DO NOT WEAR PERFUMEhttp://salondeparfum-sherapop.blogspot.com/2012/05/people-with-allergies-do-not-wear.html :twisted:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   25.11.2013 | Miscellaneous

What's your ultimate pick-me-up perfume?

Four feel-good frags...
...Looking at my windowsill this afternoon, I realized that the reason why these four bottles are completely drained is because I can wear them anytime and spray on with reckless abandon--they are all feel-good perfumes for me:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   18.11.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

The house of Amouage

Re: The house of Amouage
...Cryptic:Rouj:As of now, it's the only house that I want the vast majority of it's offerings. Certainly some disappointments, but no ones perfect. The cost sucks, but there are deals to be had if I'm patient.I share your opinion and feel your pain. I can tell you that if you buy from Fragrance.net they will stalk your visits and send you emails notifying you of sales on perfumes you check out on their site. I've saved a bundle off MiN prices on Amouage this way.Here's a handy fragrancenet.com tip: if you visit there in an incognito window (or from any computer new to them--meaning from which you've never placed an order), then a 20% promo pops up in a dialogue window. Just fill in your email address, and they send it to you. So, in effect, it's a 20% off perma-code. :wink:
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   15.11.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Jo Loves

...Hmmm... not good! Sorry that I don't have any info on U.S. sources. :(
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<mark>Sherapop</mark>Sherapop   15.11.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Jo Loves

...Hi Hayven,Are they even shipping to the U.S.? If so, then you would not be charged VAT, I think... But I wonder whether they will mail anything across the pond given the latest regulations.
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What are your favorite Rose perfumes?

...Omni:I wear Gres Cabaret and Sa Majeste layered. Strange but trueThat sounds like a good combination to me! :)
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