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Weekly Scent Discussion# 23: Lavender. Oh, How I love thee
...Thank you Cryptic for the lead. I'll see if I can find it on Surrender to chance tomorrow!
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Briarthorn
08.12.2017
Weekly Scent Discussion #6: Labels of Men vs Woman and you
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...Though I haven't been on the forums much since Baby 3, I've revisited this topic much in mind and I think MiaTrost you are on too something with the social norms angle and I see those norms shifting since the advent of the edible scent, at least here in Miami, FL. I think with more women wearing the spun sugar confectioneries, more men scents are adding a floral edge, or perhaps the men around me are selecting scents with a floral edge. This is a development I really like.
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Briarthorn
08.12.2017
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Briarthorn
08.12.2017
EXILED! The stories from Defected Fragrantican Members
by Briarthorn | Parfumo Community
...Sorry to hear of your problems over there. Hopefully you are happier over here.
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Lola82
15.05.2017
Warning About "Shop for You Overseas" Services
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...Cincy:So sorry, to hear this. I can't imagine the stress this has caused you. Seems like something could be done with your payment, credit card pay pal?Cincy is right, If you used a credit card or pay pal you can get your money back. You have the tracking to prove the item was not shipped to you and that you never received the item you paid for.
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Oriane
15.05.2017
Sniff Fest - Gardenias
...My favorite gardenia is Jovan Island Gardenia. It's the closest thing to the gardenias in my nan's yard that I can find. I also love the Gardenia note in Tom Ford's Black Orchid and The Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia is a nice green gardenia. Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds and Emeralds has a lovely, creamy gardenia in the dry down. I still haven't unpacked most of my perfumes but if you PM me with your address and a list of any samples you want from my collection I'll mail them as soon as I get them unpacked. Gardenia is one of my favorite notes on me so I have many scents with that note. Check the different folders in my collection and I'll send you samples of anything you want.
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ScentFan
15.05.2017
Weekly Scent Discussion #26: Back into reviewing.
by Briarthorn | Parfumo Community
...I'm trying to get back into reviewing. Any requests from my decant list (my decants are unpacked) of what you would like to see reviewed by me?
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Briarthorn
08.04.2017
Weekly Scent Discussion #25: It's been awhile
by Briarthorn | Parfumo Community
...Thank you for the warm wishes. I've never seen that Bvlgari set before. I wonder how it smells.
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Briarthorn
08.04.2017
Lancôme Tresor - L'Eau de Parfum The Majestic Rose
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
..."Tresor L'Eau de Parfum Lumineuse | Lancome"Is that it?
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IggyB
05.04.2017
Lancôme Tresor - L'Eau de Parfum The Majestic Rose
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...I've searched but I couldn't find anything on this scent besides an expired ebay offering in the UK with no photos. The only Lancôme product I can find with Majestic Rose Is the Precious oils line. Perhaps the source you saw it from made a mistake and it's actually one of the Tresor - Midnight Rose flankers.
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IggyB
29.03.2017
Do you keep backups?
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...I really wish I had backups of a few of my favorites but honestly cost keeps me from getting them. The only back ups I have are of some of my favorite cheapies. Not having a back up of my Black Cashmere is probably the one I regret not having more of the most.
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Exciter76
28.03.2017
Weekly Scent Discussion #25: It's been awhile
by Briarthorn | Parfumo Community
...I've been out of the fragrance loop for sometime. I couldn't really wear perfume while I was pregnant and then right after I had the baby we moved and my scents are still packed up (even though we moved in September). Alice is doing well. I can't believe she will be one on the 18th of next month. Her brother's adore her. The Leif, the 4yr old, plays with her most of the day. It's cute. Mendel, the 7yr old, has discovered he can pick Alice up and wants to carry her all day. It's amusing. I'll have to check out Golden Sand. It sounds great and at the AL Rehab price it's not much of a risk. I want to start reviewing again. I'll probably start with my collection. I still have a ton of things in there I haven't done a proper review on. There are a few reviews I'd like to revisit too. I'm so out of practice thought I'm afraid it's gonna take a bit of time to retrain my nose etc. With all the money we are pouring into the house I'm going to have to focus on reviewing my collection and samples for awhile. I don't see any funds for a new bottle any time soon.
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Briarthorn
28.03.2017
Weekly Scent Discussion #25: It's been awhile
by Briarthorn | Parfumo Community
...It's been sometime since I posted a weekly discussion. Life has kept me very busy. So what were the highlights for you in the past year I've been away? Anything really fantastic you discovered? Learned anything new you think we'd like to hear?Let's catch up and talk story.
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Briarthorn
21.03.2017
NPR article: Smell as old as time
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...Thanks for the link. I wonder if the 250yr old rum smells the same as rum today?
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Greysolon
21.03.2017
Vintage Dana Tabu Tabu / Tabou (Perfume) - Dana
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...Sorry for the late reply. I switched jobs, had a baby, and then moved so I've been off the net for some time.From my experience the extrait is pretty dark. Not quite Youth Dew dark (that extrait is black) but a very deep mahogany to strong espresso dark. I'm trying to recall from memory the difference between the two strengths and I'm not sure I trust my memory. I'll update this post if I ever find my bottles in the boxes I still have to unpack.
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Oriane
21.03.2017
Weekly Scent Discussion #17: You Tube Reviewers
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...Great video. Thanks for sharing.
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Briarthorn
21.03.2017
To Dis or Not to Dis
by Briarthorn | Parfumo Community
...I think a review of this line would be very helpful. I follow a few people who seem to have the same kind of nose I do and I always appreciate it when they put out how they perceived different things. It helps me to know what pitfalls I may find in a particular line. I'm sure you have similar followers. I would just suggest that you try to keep the review more focused on the particulars and specifics of what you don't like (ie. synthetic overtones, or sharp notes etc.) and avoid the bashing of the scents generally.
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ScentFan
21.03.2017
Happiest Three
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...I used to be navy, but now I work for Customs and Border Protection as an Agriculture Specialist. We call our duty locations "Ports of Entry", as in Entry in to the United States. I used to work out of Miami International Airport, but now I am at the Port of Miami (Miami seaport).
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ScentFan
06.04.2016
Happiest Three
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...No. I haven't had the baby. :( We are due in three weeks Monday, April 25. I've been wearing perfume since the middle of the second trimester. I just haven't been able to review any because I'm afraid my perception of scent is off due to hormones. I'm looking forward to being able to review again soon. I figure after the baby is three months old my perception and hormones have leveled off so I can do an honest review. I have quite the back log. It's interesting how scents smell differently on my during my pregnancy. For example I cannot wear my Versace Yellow Diamond. It's gets this weird sour note. I hope I stop getting that after I have the baby. I haven't been as active on the boards or on anything really. Between work, trying to close on the house on April 15 and being so hugely pregnant with two other kids to mind, I'm pretty worn out and mentally useless. Thankfully, the new port I started at in February is a really good fit for me. I am really happy here. It's like heaven compared to the last port I worked at. Now I just hope this house thing goes through so that we can start moving. Thank you for asking about me :)
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ScentFan
02.04.2016
Tragedy. When perfumes turn
by Briarthorn | Perfumes & Brands
...I really commend Wasser for his work on the old classics. He has returned many to their old Glory starting back in 2014. The Shalimar from 2009 was a shadow of what it should be, but the current formulations are amazing. I wish Chanel would do the same. The current #5 is complete and utter rubbish.
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Omni
31.03.2016
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