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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    If you want more than 100ml try
    www.mistralni.co.uk
    They do 1litre for £18 or 5 for £32
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    Arctander says guiaicwood should smell 'delicately sweet, rosy-woody ... but it ... may have a "smoked ham" odor. He goes on 'it is conceivable that this odor, which was never reported before WWII,...
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    Re: What is the WORST TF Private Blend?

    Can't say I've smelled any of them except Oud Wood which seems completely synthetic, and no way worth 230€ or whatever ripoff price it was asking.
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    Re: Paris. Fragrance quarters?

    If you want to get off the beaten track there are other places to go besides the touristic shops in the centre. There is a Guerlain shop at Sèvres-Babylone, which is across the road from Le Bon...
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    Re: Most Francais Frag in my wardrobe?!

    I would say leave your frags at home and bring your cc.
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    Re: Palmarosa

    I seem to remember getting an oily bland type of rosy profile from palmarosa when I was doing materials 101.
    Arctander wrote (in 1961) that it's a 'sweet floral-rosy odor [with] various undertones...
  7. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Whooo, yeah I was forgetting that Mouchoir de Monsieur
  8. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Do tell... what did?
  9. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Pour un Homme de Caron. Being the one that started fragrance for men (Jicky was originally meant to be a feminine) it must have had a near monopoly.
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    Re: Preserving the essential oils

    The Osmothèque uses brown bottles topped off with argon which are stored in wine coolers at 12°C.
  11. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    What I did on my Holidays
  12. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    I will be in Rennes - the capital of Brittany and I'm gonna wear Mitsouko.
  13. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    The Parfum has a clunky vibe which is why I give it a *-*-* rating : fruit purée, fougère, spiky woods.
  14. Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    If not Yatagan then the more refined version Devin, but I still agree with Cook.bot on Aromatics Elixir.
  15. Re: Guerlains heavily discounted everywhere, reason?

    Still waiting for L'Heure Bleue Extrait...
  16. Re: Ajax and Comet Cleanser - recreating it in a perfume?

    You could try a lower grade of alpha-Terpineol which has a disinfectant type odour with pine and distilled lime oil aspects.
  17. Re: Anyone experimenting with less common citrus notes?

    This might be of interest :
    https://www.perfumerflavorist.com/fragrance/rawmaterials/natural/Perspectives-on-Citrus-488747231.html
    but you may have to sign up to read the whole article (it's...
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    Re: Floor wax accord

    Vintage Je Reviens (1932) and to a lesser extent modern formula Blue Grass (1934). These two depression era aldehydics are more about domestic propriety than sexy seductiveness, hence metal polish...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    I tried it on a smelling strip and didn't like it, but that was back in the summer and I don't remember much about it now.
  20. Poll: Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Who was the greatest composer? Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Mahler, Stravinsky, Debussy, Phillip Glass? What a pointless question...
  21. Re: Traveling to Paris and wanted to buy a perfume for a friend's young daughter.

    Forget Fragonard, it's for tourists. Go for Nicolaï, there is one near the Picasso museum and Michel Almairac's boutique Parle moi de parfum is not far away either. If not there is also Marie...
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Hang around the flea markets of Paris long enough and you may get lucky...
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    Re: Soapiness

    Soap actually doesn't smell soapy at all. I use an unperfumed vegetable soap made by Le Petit Marseiliais and it smells lightly, as RSG says, of fats or lye.

    What I personally define as a soapy...
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    Re: Cannabis supporting notes

    By Kilian's Smoke for the Soul is a credible go at Afghani Black.
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    Re: Natural Patchouli Perfume - problem

    There is no lavender in your formula, have you tried that?
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    Re: Cookie mania

    Hmmm, something's up with the tablet...
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    Cookie mania

    Why is Basenotes repeatedly asking for cookie consent? And why do I have to sign in every time?
  28. Re: Pierre Guillaume's newest fragrance, Mécanique du Désir, is an ode to 'dirty engine grease'

    Curious to know what violet lead is...
  29. What smells like Lime Basil and Mandarin?

    Anything remind you of Jo Malone's Lime, Basil & Mandarin?
  30. Thread: Fig?

    by Wild Gardener
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    Re: Fig?

    By chance I discovered Milky Musk by Michel Almairac today, released under his own label Parle moi de parfum. It's described as sandalwood and musks but thats only the base, it's actually a fig and...
  31. Coty demand destruction of Burberry old stock perfume

    Along with the burning of clothes using fur, Burberry were separately forced by Coty to destroy old perfume stocks as part of a tie up with the American giant.
    ...
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    Re: Fragranticas new format website! UGH!

    Evidently its been redesigned for phones. The new layout only makes sense in portrait mode. Regrettably the content is still the same.
  33. Re: Why fragrance market segments have blurry edges. A snapshot of Singapore’s fragrance retail

    Angeline Neo has written a passing summary of what's been going on in perfumery of late but it would be easy to miss the crucial point about niche, or more accurately indie, it frees perfumers from...
  34. Re: What is this dominate note/accord in Prada Amber Pour Homme that reminds me of Tabac original?

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Prada/Prada-Amber-Pour-Homme-Prada-Man--1044.html
    Maybe this will get you started.
  35. Re: Which perfumes truly smell like delicate skin?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211641.html
  36. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    Leaving the shop and taking a walk around outside helps to clear the mind of odour impressions as well as resting the nose. It also allows you to get away from a pushy SA if necessary.
  37. Re: How to tell if Polo Green bottle is vintage?

    The very early ones were pressurised like an aerosol, you can tell them by looking - the pipe is thicker than normal.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

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    Smells pretty good too, in a Femme kind of way.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

    Oops...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

    87060
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    Re: Best Books About Perfume

    Calkin R.R. & Jellinek J.S. Perfumery : Practice and Principles, New York, Wiley-Interscience, 1994
  42. Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme; What's going on?!

    You're not the only one who's fed up with what's going on at Prada perfumes :
    http://uk.fashionnetwork.com/news/Exclusive-Prada-ends-perfume-license-with-Puig,1000318.html#.W22O2dSLSt8
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    Re: What's your favorite fragrance and why?

    What I'm wearing at the time.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Citron Noir
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    Re: Chanel No 46

    Yes, me too, but there's no chance of me getting it. The selling price on another site is $450 US!

    Apparently it smells like a variation of No.5
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    Chanel No 46

    Somebody on Fragrantica has recently offered to swap a bottle of Chanel No 46. Has anybody ever heard of this so called "unicorn"? You can see the photos of it here...
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    Re: Grand Musée du Parfum

    Yes, it has closed down.
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    Re: Lovers of House Caron

    It's the sale season in France and walking past a perfume shop the other day I noticed they had no less than three Pour un Homme flankers on offer. The 2014 Millésime version, Sport and the Parfum....
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    [Alaïa would] work on anybody who'd pose for Helmut Newton...


    Deneuve, Kinski, Loomis, even Alice Springs, but not everybody - I was wrong, he even shot the odious Le Pen...
    (Is it permitted to...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    It'd work on anybody who'd pose for Helmut Newton...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    https://www.perfumestheguide.com/sample-excerpt

    Sewer rats stampeding away from the smelling strip... :lolk:
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    Re: Niche Perfume in Tel Aviv?

    There's an Israeli called thefifthg who does swaps on Fragrantica. You could try asking him.
  53. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Hi everybody, the poll is closed and the results are clear.

    Out of the three options available: roughly 20% voted for a price rise, 80% voted for a reduction in bottle size, and the option of...
  54. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Last chance to have your say on reformulation, please vote now if you haven't already - the poll closes on the 17th.
  55. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Well, no perfume house wants to be sued if somebody comes out in a rash, same as no restaurant wants to give people gastro.

    But whether it's in the public interest to restrict a molecule just...
  56. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Hi everybody, the poll is still open, please vote and make your voice heard. Thanks.
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    Re: what are some best jeans?

    The best jeans are the ones that fit you best.
  58. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Well, I can only assume that many of Roja Dove's customers, in particular those who patronise his boutique at the top of Harrods, must be of the 'if you have to ask the price you can't afford it'...
  59. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Would less than 30ml be a good idea?
  60. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    remik wrote : 'Can you imagine the cost of redesigning bottles to suddenly have 98ml or 95ml instead of 100ml, retooling production lines for bottles, retooling production lines for bottle filling,...
  61. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    I'm canvassing opinion in the hope that somebody in the industry may notice and take account of our views.
  62. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Nastka : Yes I agree on both points, I don't buy too many FB's these days, so I don't know what's happening in the current market place but Bulgari Black was released in 75ml a good twenty years...
  63. Poll: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    An interesting article has popped up on the BBC website. It talks about the way food packaging has shrunk over the past few years. Many people don't notice when the amount of cereal in the box...
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    Re: Gucci rush for men replacement

    Rush fM , as far as I can make out is based on Timbersilk and cedar, and a lot of lavender, cypress and incense.
    The structure is probably derived from Le Mâle.

    If you take a diy approach you...
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    Re: Mystery Fragrance - please help me!!!

    Why not ask Australian Perfume Junkies?
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    Re: Fragrance before bed

    I smell it in the night and it wakes me up, so not any more.
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    Re: L'Iris de Fath

    Yeah the price.
    Unusual number that.
    Precisely one tenth of the number of those who died in a Biblical plague, before Moses stopped it by burning incense.
    Numbers 16 & 17
    Surely some coincidence.
  68. Re: My friend liked Tigress- What is close to that now?

    [QUOTE=kumquat;2111252]

    http://i51.tinypic.com/30394k0.jpg

    Don't know Tigress, but definitely this...
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    Re: Let's talk Liz Taylor

    White Diamonds is OK but it was made by Carlos Benaim, a top flight perfumer. The others don't appear to have any attribution and were therefore probably the work of technicians. Also, it doesn't...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Hello everybody
    I have Who Knew to swap, and some other stuff probably in due course.
    Anyone in the EU interested?
    Can't do the US or the UK because of mailing restrictions, sorry.
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    Re: Favourite classic feminines

    L'Heure Bleue, I adore this with a passion, and Opium because it was the first great perfume of my era. No.5 because it's there, Blue Grass because it's my mum's, Fendi - a rare ambrosia, Beautiful...
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    Favourite classic feminines

    Hi there,

    What are your favourite classic perfumes for women?
    By classic I mean anything before the nineties when perfumery went all watery and clean.

    I would be interested to know what still...
  73. Re: Two questions: Vanilla Absolute? and Vanillin with Natural fragrances?

    You could macerate a vanilla pod in ethanol, or if not Ndali sell the same thing. I bought mine in Waitrose.
  74. Re: How to replace or fix parfume pump spray?

    Where did you get it? Did you get a till receipt? Can you take it back and exchange it?
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    Timbersilk

    Has my Timbersilk gone bad? Under the pale and sweet crunchy theme there is an oily rag note with a nuance of black rubber. Good Scents gives a shelf life of two years under proper storage...
  76. Re: Fifties/Sixties Aldehydic Florals--Questions and Recommendations

    Hi everybody, this is interesting...
    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.fr/2008/12/myth-debunking-1-what-are-aldehydes-how.html
    The start is a bit difficult but when she gets into it there is some...
  77. Re: Fifties/Sixties Aldehydic Florals--Questions and Recommendations

    "As we move into the 1960's and 1970's, nitromusks are banned and white "detergent" musks such as Galaxolide begin to be used. The thick waxy texture of the older perfumes changes into the cleaner,...
  78. Poll: Re: YOUR VOTE -- Best New Scent Aimed At Young Women?

    First of all I haven't smelled Gucci Bloom so I can't vote for that. Poison Girl seems to be little different from Black Opium so that's out. Gabrielle has a rather nasty spiky woods top that I don't...
  79. Re: Why big brand perfumes may be losing their allure - article

    Go on then
  80. Why big brand perfumes may be losing their allure - article

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41339121
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    Try it again in a few weeks. It needs time to macerate before really coming through.
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    Re: Heliotrope / Heliotropin

    Are you smelling it pure or dilute? The absolute needs to be diluted at 5 or 10% max in perfumers alcohol before it will open itself up to your nose.
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    Re: Where to find older Miss Dior

    Try www.eBay.com. You might even find the real thing...
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    Re: Help Needed

    Neon Graffiti
  85. Re: Tom Ford to launch Fucking Fabulous perfume

    I Wonder if the scent is as crass as the name...
  86. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    Its called L'ecrivain d'odeurs and this edition is in French only. It's published on the 5th of October in France and costs 17€.
    auparfum have it for sale in their shop...
  87. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    He's got a book coming out soon.
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    Re: Most beloved woman's fragrances

    Speaking personally, I love wearing L'Heure Bleue Eau de Parfum.
    I'm a man by the way.
  89. Re: Have you tried any Parfums Grès perfumes?

    Old Cabochard was outstanding, the modern one an outrage.
  90. Re: Have you tried any Parfums Grès perfumes?

    Grès is often found in discount stores that sell cheap clothes. I have sampled one or two but I wouldn't consider buying any of their stuff. It (and 95% of the perfumes in those shops) generally...
  91. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Definitely NOT Eau de Cologne de Caron..
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    Re: How can perfume online be so cheap???

    Interesting article, thanks. I'd like to add my own observation; there are two perfumeries in the street below our apartment, a Marionnaud and Beauty Success, a small retailer that I've never seen...
  93. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Me, I must be an old fashioned kind of guy, 'cos the only thing I can bear when enduring the inside of a packed commuter train where its going up into the forties is a misting of crisp lemony Bien...
  94. Re: Where to find vintage perfumes in Paris? Or names of any unknown perfumeries full of hidden trea

    Puces de Vanves. There is a reliable vendor called Cathy who sells vintage bottles and miniatures, and she speaks English.
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    Basenotes access poll results

    Poll results show that accessing Basenotes on the move by phone is as equally popular as from home or work station.

    Tablets are 40% less reported, there is also Kindle and someone even accesses BN...
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    Poll: Re: How do you access Basenotes?

    Hi everybody, the poll is still running, all votes are welcome...
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    Poll: Re: How do you access Basenotes?

    Thanks for your response, I will include your vote in the final analysis of the stats released at the end of the poll.
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    Poll: How do you access Basenotes?

    Hello everybody, I'm doing a poll on what type of device people use to access Basenotes. Feel free to join in using the polling form. You can choose more than one option if you use multiple devices....
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    How many senses are there 5 or 33?

    According to philosopher Barry Smith some experts believe there are between 22 and 33 sensory functions of the human body.
    Find out what he has to say about the fifth and all the others in The...
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    Re: Givenchy day 21st February

    I've seen no news about that.
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