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Game: pick fav and least fav from previous poster's collect
by Njdeb | Parfumo Community
...Favorite: DuneLeast favorite: Oscar de la Renta Oscar
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Tarata
22.02.2012
Game: pick fav and least fav from previous poster's collect
by Njdeb | Parfumo Community
...Fav: Hermes 24 FaubourgLeast fav: Cabotine 8)
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Tarata
20.02.2012
Game: pick fav and least fav from previous poster's collect
by Njdeb | Parfumo Community
...Fav: Alien Liqueur de Parfum (hard to pick - you have so many great ones!)Least fav: L de Lolita Lempicka
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Tarata
20.02.2012
Parfumo/Fragrantica
by Njdeb | Parfumo Community
...PBullFriend:So far, I like it here very much. Of the two other sites, I have felt that one has been not-so-welcoming to gay people and one has been not-so-welcoming to women. I haven't seen evidence of either of those issues here, and I also haven't seen anyone insulting anyone else. Parfumo has felt closer to my personality lately, and I'm looking forward to spending more time here when I can and posting more reviews. I feel the same way :)
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Lola82
19.02.2012
Parfumo/Fragrantica
by Njdeb | Parfumo Community
...Sherapop:It is true that some days it seems very quiet, but it's up to us to move our perfume-related discussions over here. The more that's going on here, the more people will come.This is very true. I know a good number of people who have joined here who are capable of very lively discussions indeed :) Some of those discussions are going on in facebook groups now. If we start moving those over here, things should perk up a bit. I think people are quite friendly here, but it does have a different feel from Fragrantica. That's a good thing in my mind. Different people will feel comfortable in different forums. It's good to have a choice. Anyone who wants to see some more fun topics should just throw them out there. I think some perfume related games like 'the game of notes' from Fragrantica would fit in well here. This place will evolve as more people join; it's very much a work in process. The members here now really have an opportunity to help shape what this site becomes. It really just takes people participating - initiating and responding to topics and posting and commenting on reviews. So I say, just let your presence be known and this place will naturally become livelier and more fun!
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Lola82
19.02.2012
Top 10 Favorite Films of all Time
by Njdeb | Off Topic
...Godfather IIThe Empire Strikes Back Raging Bull The Wizard of Oz The Sound of Music The Graduate Dog Day Afternoon Sophie's Choice Do the Right ThingAmerican Graffiti One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest PlatoonBlue Velvet Sorry 13....
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Lola82
09.02.2012
Comments on perfumes: compliments and insults
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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DieNase
30.01.2012
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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DieNase
30.01.2012
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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DieNase
28.01.2012
Cultural influence on perfume taste
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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DieNase
27.01.2012
Positive trading feedback
by Njdeb | Parfumo Community
...To Trax,I am overwhelmed by your generosity! Thank you so much for the incredible array of scents. Huge, huge hugs to you!
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Guusje
19.01.2012
Which perfume will be your next buy ?
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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PontNeuf
12.01.2012
favorite Gourmand note
...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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CyberToy1
10.01.2012
Trip down memory lane : Perfumes you loved as a teen
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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PontNeuf
10.01.2012
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Eternity
09.01.2012
perfume terminology
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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Eternity
09.01.2012
perfume terminology
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...Haha Guusje, we posted at the same time :)
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Eternity
09.01.2012
perfume terminology
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...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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Eternity
09.01.2012
Favorite house ( Designer & Niche )
by Njdeb | Perfumes & Brands
...At the moment:Designer: Lolita Lempicka, FreshNiche: Serge Lutens
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ExUser
08.01.2012
Which languages do you speak?
by Njdeb | Off Topic
...Mill4r4:English, erm, that's it. I don't know what the situation is like now in schools but I was inflicted on the French language for three years, it wasn't good to listen too. :shock:That's basically me, although I took French for 1 extra year. Didn't help much :/
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Eternity
07.01.2012
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