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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 27: The Legends Of Niche Part 3 - The 2000's

    The Legends Of Niche, Part 3 The 2000s

    The 2000s have brought about a new explosion in both niche perfumes and in the number of people discussing them. Its cheap and easy to order or trade samples online and other interested people are just a mouse-click away, so its become quite simple to try even the most obscure scents. While it could be argued that this has led to todays glut of overpriced but repetitive niche scents (seriously, if any niche perfumers read this and youre ...

    Updated 17th November 2011 at 09:50 PM by rogalal

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  5. About the Random Fragrance Project.

    by , 16th November 2011 at 06:00 PM (The Random Fragrance Project)
    I recently discovered basenotes and have found it inspiring - especially the Random Fragrance button on Basenotes and Buysblind's blind sampling thread. Since I'm hardly sophisticated enough to do meaningful blind sampling (and because I have to put my own spin on everything I do), I've opted to randomly choose my scent-of-the-day for the next six months.

    Since I have a combination of fragrances and scented products (lotions, body butters, balms, etc), I'm choosing to use a random number generator ...

    Updated 18th November 2011 at 09:53 PM by Moirae

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