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  1. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 29: Basenotes Darlings - The Classics



    For anyone just joining me, this rather epic list of 100 scents is inspired by this list from Now Smell This. I wanted to do something similar, but from a masculine perspective. As I keep stating, Im no expert and I have no qualifications to do this whatsoever. Its all in fun and I hope that anyone with any suggestions or complaints will take the time to comment.

    With that, any discussion of scents here has to include the Basenotes favorites, the often-recommended ...
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  2. RFP Day 1: Beautiful

    by , 18th November 2011 at 01:42 AM (The Random Fragrance Project)
    The die rolled in my favor last night: the random number generator chose Beautiful by Estee Lauder for me. My favorite! Yay!

    But! I've worn this one before. So, according to the rules of this project, I have to randomly select my layering lotion. Deep breath, submit. And?

    Bodycology Sweet Petals body cream. Not my favorite - it's pretty strong and I'm a skin-scent kind of girl. (Yes, even with the Estee Lauder scents. I just use less.)

    Gamely, ...

    Updated 18th November 2011 at 09:52 PM by Moirae

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  3. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 28: The Legends Of Niche Part 4 - More 2000's

    The Legends Of Niche, Part 4 More from the 2000s



    84. Idole de Lubin by Lubin



    Idole is another favorite from nose Olivia Giacobetti. She is best known for her restraint (shes known for simple creative expressions like Philosykoss fig as opposed to ornate old-school chypres) and for the translucence of her perfumes (her creations never screech and are never loud, instead having ...

    Updated 17th November 2011 at 09:51 PM by rogalal

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  4. My unpleasant experience with Aftelier Fig

    Quote Originally Posted by zendadachick View Post
    Ok, I'm new to the fragrance world and maybe it's just my novice nose. But after reading so many bloggers waxing poetic lately and praising Mandy Aftel's Fig, I had to run out and get a sample because I have a fig obsession.

    I got the sample in the mail today and did a test swatch. From the vial it smelled like cat pee. On my skin it smelled as if my cat's litterbox hasn't been cleaned out in weeks. It was super astringently indolic and after that disappeared (which took a long
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  5. Looking for My Signature Rose

    Quote Originally Posted by zendadachick View Post
    I love the smell of real roses but in the perfumes that I've tried what I get is either a soapy rose or a powdery rose. I smell like an old lady working behind a perfume counter at Macy's. What I like is fresh dewy rose (from the earth it grows in to the green stem to the petals), or velvety ripe rose in full bloom, or a smokey rose.

    What I'm looking for is a more atypical rose fragrance. To smell the evolution of the rose which morphs from ground to bud to full bloom. The combination
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