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Fragrance Fitting Questionnaire
After doing some heavy browsing on LuckyScent trying to find some new and interesting fragrances, I came upon their Fragrance Fitting Questionnaire and I thought it would be fun to see all of your answers! Also, I thought it would be a great way for us to recommend scents to each other.    Here's the questionnaire (from LuckyScent's site). I'll post my answers in a reply below, and I hope you do, too!    1. Who would you cast to play you in the movie of your life (not necessarily an actor. Could be a musician, writer, politician, athlete, celebutante, historical figure, criminal, etc. We'll provide them with acting lessons if necessary)?   2. Are you looking for a signature scent? Or are you looking for a scent to wear for a particular occasion / mood / climate and if so, please describe.   3. Choose up to five words that appeal to you: girly sexy, masculine, fresh, ethereal, refined, comforting, airy, opulent, classic, exotic, minimal, intellectual, macho, womanly, contemporary, fun, sacred, elegant, natural, stylish, romantic, earthy, flirty, cozy, effortless, complex, energetic, vixen, unique, youthful, clean, understated, natural, rock   4. Are there any fragrances you currently love or have loved? If so, please list a maximum of five.   5. How would you describe your clothing style?   6. What would you do on your perfect day / evening?   7. What do you want for you birthday this year? 8. List three smells you love (not perfume).   9. What would you like for dinner tonight, including drink?
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I love Melissa - she is so funny! see post
I love L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney, but can't seem to find it online anywhere. What can I try that's similar?
I've used and loved LILY since it came out in 2012, but it seems to have been discontinued. I love spicy scents with floral notes. Any recommendations on what I could try that would be similar? I'd love to find a fragrance that's timeless and won't be discontinued anytime soon. Thanks for your help. 
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Hi, Olivia95! I would suggest contacting Sephora's Customer Service line (1-877-Sephora) or the Rouge hotline (1-855-Rouge-VIB). Unfortunately,users of Beauty Talk canno... see post
Fake Chanel being sold online at Sephora
  So I just made VIB and decided to use my 10% off welcome kit. I was beyond disappointed when I received a fake perfume today. I mean the scent doesn't last 1minute compared to the real deal. The label is crooked. The spray sprays out in a cloud like poof, feels flimsy, and is even crooked. What's up with all the fake perfumes everywhere? Has this ever happened to anyone? I feel like all my trust is shattered.
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HALL OF FAMER Grahamcrackers / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In these type of threads I always find the jump to OMG FAKE!! seems hasty. It's seems far more likely a defect than that a big box store would start selling counterfeit ... see post
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir...
Anyone else notice that Marc Jacobs Mod Noir smells almost identical to the drugstore scent by Coty called Sand and Sable? I got a sample of the Mod Noir and used it this morning and it instantly took me back to my high school days when all I could afford was drugstore cologne. It just surprised me, I guess I expected a more sophisticated scent from the Marc Jacobs line. 
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I feel like I've been using the same perfume everyday and I need suggestions for a new one! I've been loving Versace Crystal Bright but I want to try a new scent. Anything similar to that scent would be nice xoxo.
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HALL OF FAMER Onceuponatime45 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just got my hands on the Valentina Pink Limited edition. It is the most exquisite scent :) see post
MMM Discovery kit, can't use the 20% off
SO I bought the MMM Discovery kit this morning. You basically get a rollerball for $10 when you buy a MMM perfume. No promo code. It's an ok deal. But Sephora won't let me use my 20% on top of it, making it a very crappy deal. It's a gift set, why can't I use it along with my 20% off? It would be a much better deal to just buy the bottle + the rollerball. I will be returning it, of course.
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International shipping on perfume and other restricted products
Can you order perfume and get it shipped international or is this on the list of products that can only be shipped domestic
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Chloe Mini Gift Set ITEM 1772268
Do they have spray head?...seems like only the bigger bottle has spray that right?  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Cloudburst2000 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Don't know about this particular set, but I received a LE 20ml Roses de Chloe bottle, and it does have a sprayer on it.  I think it is the exact same bottle that is in t... see post
Your favourite vanilla fragrance?
I have been searching for a good vanilla fragrance forever! Any recommendations? I have tried Jo Malone vanilla anise, Diptyque eau duelle and Tom Ford tobacco vanille. I do like the Jo Malone one, but it's discontinued Any other suggestions? I'd prefer niche brand Thanks!
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If you're looking for niche, give Arquiste's The Architects Club a try. It's a crisp, woody vanilla if my memory serves me right.   Not a huge vanilla person, so I can... see post
No more CHANEL at sephora?
Went to look online at sephora today for some CHANEL fragrance but there are no where to be found? Does seohora not carry CHANEL online anymore? 
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Good luck buying Chanel. I just got mine today and it was a fake. Scent doesn't last one minute, the nozzle feels cheap and is even crooked as well as the label. see post
Tom Ford Tobacco Oud
Is Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud for men and/or women?  I would love to purchase this for my husband and wanted to make sure the fragrance is masculine.    Thank you!!!
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BEAUTY PRO sharkington / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Honestly, you can even wear the Fords marketed toward the menly mens, too (and vice versa) because they are pretty unisex in my opinion.    I haven't sampled Tobacco O... see post
Sweet fragrance!
I'm on the market for a sweet smelling, but mature, perfume. I have been loving Viva La Juicy, but I'm getting tired of it and want to try something new. I don't really care for super sugary scents (think cotton candy), but I love warm scents (think vanilla and caramel). Any suggestions?
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Butterfly. Hanae Mori. see post
Let's be chemists and do some fragrance experimenting! Fragrance Layering 101.
Hey all, I have recently gotten interested in layering fragrances.  I couldn't find a thread dedicated to layering fragrances.  Anyhoo, as of now, when I am spending some time at home on days off, I am just experimenting with my fragrance collection.  A combo I have found that I really love is Atelier Cedre Atlas layered with Atelier Mandarin Glaciale.  The citrus notes of the Mandarin Glaciale tone down the woodsy notes of the Cedre Atlas, and vice versa.  It makes a very nice fall/winter scent IMO.   Today, I have been experimenting with some of my Tom Ford fragrances.  I currently have Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme layered with Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge.  Quite liking this combo so far.   So if you have experimented with layering scents, put your thoughts below.  Which combos did you like?  Which combos were just meh?  And which combos made you wrinkle your nose in dismay?   Also, For those of us who are new to the layering game, what are some of your tips/pointers for choosing fragrances to layer, what should be avoided, etc.
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BEAUTY WHIZ Cloudburst2000 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yesterday, I layered my Atelier Mandarin Glaciale with Atelier Cedre Atlas.  This is one of my go-to combos.  I plan on getting a sample of V&R Spicebomb and layering it... see post
Fragrance Junkie Central
I know there are a few of us on BT that are fragrance addicts, so I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated place where we can share our thoughts.   This is not to take away from the lovely What Are You Wearing Today, Fragrance Edition thread, but more a place to post longer reviews, chat about new brands or releases, and just shoot the breeze on anything good and smelly   For me, I recently acquired 2 new decants that I've been anxiously awaiting.  Ever since Lachaton mentioned that MMM was releasing a new scent called  By The Fireplace  I've been itching to get my hands on it.  My decant arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to marinating in it this weekend.  Secondly, I recently picked up a tiny sample of Shiseido Nombre Noir.  Apparently it is one of the most expensive failures in perfume history - made by Serge Lutens for Shiseido back in the 80s.  Of course, with a backstory like that, I was dying to get a sniff   What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!    
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Hautelook is doing a Penhaligon's sale :) see post
Please, suggest some new fragrances for me
Hey all, I have gotten on a major fragrance kick this year.  Now that summer is over and the hot, muggy, humid weather is gone, I'd love to expand my 'heavier' fragrance selection a bit.  I am going to post some of my favorite fragrances for colder months so you all know what I like.   Scents I wear during the fall/winter that are currenly on my fragrance tray...Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge, Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, Atelier Cedre Atlas layered with Atelier Mandarin Glaciale, Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb, Burberry Brit.  I also just ordered a small bottle of Tocca Cleopatra that hasn't yet arrived.  A couple of the lighter scents I will wear year round but most of them are reserved for less muggy, cooler weather.   Some scents I don't care for.  I have some Gucci Rush (used to be a scent I wore all the time).  I broke out my old bottle the other day and discovered that I can't handle the scent anymore.  I don't hate it but don't really care for it anymore.  The only scent I know of that I truly detest is Thierry Mugler Angel...hate the stuff.   So based on likes/dislikes does anyone have suggestions for me to test out?
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I love most of the scents you mentioned liking, and I also really dislike Angel. (I wish I knew which note hits me wrong, but I can't figure it out for the life of me.) ... see post
chloe love discontinued
Chloe love discontinued... Anyone have any bottles or lotion to trade?
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BEAUTY PRO sharkington / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
They have them on Overstock for much cheaper than Nordstrom, too.  see post
Halp! Dupe for KVD Saint perfume!
So, my signature scent has been discontinued. Oh boo.   If any fragrance buffs know of anything that smells similar, let me know.   OR~ If you have any unwanted bottles of KVD Saint floating around, let me know and I may want to buy it off of you.
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New Fragance Obsession!!
I have been currently in Love with the Black Opium by YSL! It is amazing! The scent is notes of vanilla bean, white flowers, and black coffee & it is a great mixture because I seriously cannot stop smelling it out of the bottle! Its so sexy and feminine and long lasting which is a plus because I hate when I apply a perfume and have to spray some more through out the day! After applying it in the morning and still smelling it on my wrist before going to bed makes me sooo happy! In Love!
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im all about warm scents.just ordered the set.which seemed like a good value set.i got a sample of this and knew right away this will be mine!! :) see post
Perfume that smells like moroccanoil original scent
Is there a perfume that smells like the moriccanoil hair and body product line (original fragrance).
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parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette ?
  Okay so, this may be the most commonly known thing in the world, but I'd never know it. What is the difference amongst the different kinds of perfume? (i.e. parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc)
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I've actually noticed that as well. It's a big reason i asked the question is the first place. Thanks so much for your input!! see post
so....what are your go-to home fragrances ?    i have 3, currently, that reign as favorites. two candles and one incense.   candles NEST home -- moroccan amber . i really really rate nest candles. their output is incredible, you get your money's worth. and i love this scent. it's warm and cozy, and while it smells like 'home' to you may add a slight air of intrigue and mystery to guests. DIPTYQUE vanille . a vanilla that is not too sweet. deep, warm, creamy. as i said in the hauls thread when i got it last month...i didn't expect to like this just as much as i did. it's true love.   incense BLACKBIRD BALLARD incense pyres in AI . they describe it as follows: "Ai  contrasts the green leafy plants of our gardens with a sophisticated richness of the marble covered palaces of our dreams." so, a cooling grassy marble. this is another one i didn't expect to love as much as i did, but when i burnt it i was intoxicated. the notes are geranium, rose stem, moss and mint. though i  swear  i detected a bit of zesty lemon. it's sharp and cooling, not too floral but earthy. adore.      how about you guys ? what do you like in your home ?
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I'm pretty obsessed with essential oils and that's all I use for home fragrance. Some of my favorite scents: Lavendar, clove, patchouli, lemongrass, sandalwood, myhrr. I... see post
When I wear perfume, I stink
I am kind of nervous when I wear perfume because I feel like the scent of the perfume clashes and gives off a skunky mess stink. I mean, how can you avoid the perfume scent you wear to not mix with any other smells and such lie deoderant, hair conditioner, and other smell..I really want to wear perfume but I am iffy about the reactions
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BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
  I found that the only kind of deodorant that smells good on me and mingles with my perfumes nicely is Secret powder fresh kind. Dove Brand deodorant smells horrible o... see post
Q. Can perfume be defective??
I got a sample of NEST - Midnight Fleur a few months ago and I was obsessed with it, I used it all in two weeks.  I didn't need a million sprays to get a lasting scent and people could always smell it a few hours after I'd put it on.  So, I decided to order a full size and I can't smell it at all just twenty minutes after applying.  I've even tripled the amount of sprays I use at once just to see if I can get the same experience as the sample, but to no avail, I can't smell it and neither can anyone else!  Is it possible that I somehow received a defective bottle of the perfume??  Should I send it back and exchange it for a new one??  Any insight would be appreciated!
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A. I had this problem with Calvin Klein Euphoria a while back, and I thought I was crazy. I went back and tried the tester side by side comparison, similar to what was sugg... see post
Fragrance Rules
Topazbeth asked about lipstick rules in another thread, and that got me thinking about fragrance rules.  You know, like heavier perfumes in the winter or gender specific fragrances... Do you follow them?   I've flaunted the season ones whenever the mood hits, but the gender ones are kind of bugging me these days.   ScentTrunk accidentally sent me the man's sample box instead of the women's one one month, and I really liked a couple of the selections enough to wear.  The whole gender rule just seems more difficult for me to break for some non-logical reason though.
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Agreed! I wore an orange blossom scent last weekend, and even though it was sunny and gorgeous outside, it is still October and it didn't feel right / I didn't enjoy it.... see post
Deja vu, scents that bring back memories.....
I finally opened my 100 point Marc Jacobs Mod Noir (rip off for 100 points...but...whatever).  To me it smells exactly like DVF Tatiana...which brings back memories.  Kerosene Dirty Flower Factory smells like the lilac bushes my grandparents had...but lilac isn't in the scent notes at all.  What scents bring back memories and what are they. A few scents I've dumped, even though I loved them, because the related memories weren't ones I wanted to hold on to.
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Jimmy Choo Illicit Release Date at Sephora
You can buy the new Jimmy Choo fragrance, Illicit, at Macy's, Bloomies, and Lord & Taylor. Will it be released at Sephora before the official August 31st launch date? I need instant gratification but also want my Sephora points for such an expensive purchase. Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ eaugirlspirit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes Sephora, I too, am looking to possibly purchase Jimmy Choo Illicit and review it on my blogs!!! see post
Commodity Fragrances
I smelled Commodity Gold, and really liked it. Am I the last person to discover this brand? What are your other favorite Commodity fragrances?
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Let me know what you liked layered with gold. see post
I have tried lots of them and they last only a couple of hours and I can barely smell them. I love floral and sexy sensual scents, but nothing lasts  
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i second this. TF jasmin rouge lasts a very long time on me. see post