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vmakkers

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I've been on the hunt for good fragrances that really hold up over time. Any suggestions on ones that absolutely hold? I've done some research for a pear fragrance and I haven't found any reviews for a fragrance that holds extremely well. I'm also looking something lavenderish that holds up and is more on the floral side. TIA!
 

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My perfect pear is Peak's Bartlet Pear. It 's strong, realistic, and holds wonderfully well. Soaps perfectly, too- absolutely no A or D.

I have a favorite lavender FO, too- Tassie Lavender from Soapalooza (MMS also sells a spot-on version-- smells just like Soapalooza's). Anyway, it's very strong and lasts forever and a day in my soap. The scent is different OOB than it is in my soap, and I must say that I like way it smells in my soap as opposed to OOB. OOB, it smells more chemical/medicine-y to my nose, but in my soap, it takes on a wonderfully pleasant soapy note (I love soapy notes). Both versions soap very well with no A or D.



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Moonworks Dupe of Lavender & Sage at Fragrance Buddy holds very well, and I love the scent, it is lavender with just a touch of sage. I can't believe how popular this one is, nobody wants my regular lavender after they smell this.
 

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OO, do you have any other FB recommendations? I have been meaning to check him out. We seem to be on the same page w/r/t FO likes. B/t/w, I ordered a couple of the bottles of the Tenn. CS Tangerine Dream, it is on its way!
 

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not_ally - I've ordered quite a few of the FB scents (lots of Lush dupes). Check out the FO review Google doc to see some of my faves.
 

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Yes we have both listed a bunch on the FO review sheet. Not_Ally I think you would really like Patchouli Passion, Sun & Earth, and Karma. The first two are Moonworks Dupes, and stick like glue, Karma is a Lush Dupe and also Sticks. Fragrance Buddy is not great about listing descriptions so just so you know. Patchouli Passion is Honey Patchouli, and Sun & Earth is Orange with Patchouli.

I think he may have a sale for July 4, you can check Fackbook. I have mostly purchased the Moonworks and the Lush Dupes. These dupes are as good as some that cost twice as much, I don't think this is true for all of the fragrances. A couple of the Moonworks are not strong in soap, Bella and Ancient Incense. I just tested Sir Dorian, and at the max usage of 3% it isn't very strong either.
 

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Thanks guys for all the input. My FO wish list has just expanded...enablers lol
 
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