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  1. Fragrance review: Troll by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

    The Troll fragrance wasn't listed with the other BPAL perfume oils so I decided to just write my review of it here. :)
    The listed notes are vetiver, pine pitch, musk, black basil, clove smoke and...
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    Re: Why do I never get any compliments?

    I wear either perfume or a scented lotion on a pretty regular basis, and to tell you the truth most of the time I don't receive random compliments either. I wore Eternity by Calvin Klein (the...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Okay, I just actually tested L'Heure Bleu on myself. On me it smells nothing like Apres L'Ondee. They are two entirely different things. As I said with Apres L'Ondee I pretty much only got the anise...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    I know this topic is old and I'm not too sure if you are still interested in L'Heure Bleu Mademoiselle-C,but I just wanted to let you know that I got small samples of both Apres L'Ondee and L'Heure...
  5. Re: Is there a dud from every great perfume house?

    No problem. :) LOL BTW, I also don't like Chance. It doesn't smell very much like berries on me either. I can't remember what it actually smells like on me, because it was a long time ago when I...
  6. Re: Is there a dud from every great perfume house?

    Okay, are we saying that perfumes like Allure are bad just because they're mainstream?
    I feel I want to clarify something.

    I don't think that a perfume (or anything else for that matter) is bad...
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    Re: Rose Recommendation Please

    I also want to add Tresor by Lancome. It's a pretty nice rose fragrance.
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    Re: Rose Recommendation Please

    I really love Rose Absolue by Yves Rocher.
  9. Re: Is there a dud from every great perfume house?

    Angelofthenorth, this question made me giggle. :D I imagine that most perfume houses have produced some kind of "dud", yes. When you are constantly turning out fragrances to make a living, they're...
  10. Re: Question about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oils: do they all contain dye?

    I haven't got my samples yet. As soon as they arrive in the mail I will write some reviews and I'll let everyone know if they should consider trying BPAL perfume oils. :) I was reading some other...
  11. Re: Question about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oils: do they all contain dye?

    Okay, thanks. :)
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    @Odious Toilet: I get lots of compliments when I wear OP's Juice and I think it smells great on me! I'm kind of surprised you picked that one!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    So far Chloe by Chloe (The most recent version I think) has turned out to be the most disgusting fragrance on me. (I will emphasize ON ME.) When I first sprayed it on my wrist it came out smelling...
  14. Re: Ormonde Jayne Woman- purchase parfum or EDP?

    I have a sample of the parfum and I can confirm that it is absolutely true that the parfum version of Ormonde Woman by Ormonde Jayne is pretty much just a "skin scent." It doesn't go into the air all...
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    Re: Favourite Dior Poison perfume ?

    Hypnotic Poison by far. I only ever liked the way the original Poison smelled in the bottle. It isn't very flattering when I spray it on myself though. Pure Poison is only just okay. Unfortunately I...
  16. Question about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oils: do they all contain dye?

    For anyone who knows the answer to this: I was just reading some reviews of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oils and I realized that some of them (Blood, Dragon's Blood) contain dye and can stain...
  17. Re: Review of Middle Earth perfume oil by Scent by the Sea

    This is so awesome. :D I love this thread!
    I actually just bought a sample of the Troll fragrance from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab too, so I'll be reviewing that one in the near future too.
  18. Re: Review of Middle Earth perfume oil by Scent by the Sea

    I actually agree with you. :) An elven fragrance would definitely be some kind of chypre anyway.
    The other thing that Middle Earth made me think of (as I wore it throughout the day) was nuts and...
  19. Re: Review of Middle Earth perfume oil by Scent by the Sea

    Sure no problem. :) I always love trying new perfumes. One thing I forgot to mention in both of my Scent by the Sea reviews here is that both of these perfumes (Middle Earth and Sweet Hashish) come...
  20. Review of Sweet Hashish perfume oil by Scent by the Sea

    Here is my second review of a Scent by the Sea perfume oil. :)
    Today I am wearing Sweet Hashish, which, according to their website is inspired by Oscar Wilde's description of a late nineteenth...
  21. Review of Middle Earth perfume oil by Scent by the Sea

    I looked in the fragrance directory and it doesn't seem that we have any of the "Scent by the Sea" perfume oils listed, so I decided to write a couple of reviews of them here.
    They are a fairly...
  22. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Okay, so far I have tried Jicky, Caron Pour Un Homme, Kiki by Vero Profumo and Caldey Island Lavender. I love the way Jicky smells on me when I first put it on, but I've discovered that when it dries...
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    Re: Sampling Drug Store Fragrances

    I also really like www.perfumesforabuck.com. The selection is much smaller and they don't have any niche fragrances or vintage perfumes but if you're mainly looking for perfumes that you could buy...
  24. Re: I'm going out on a first date today. What perfume in my wardrobe do you think I should wear?

    Well, I wore Rose Absolue and I think the date went reasonably well. He never commented on my perfume (even though he came in very close contact with me.) But he didn't seem to shrink away from me...
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    Quick update: I suspect that sometimes strong leather notes really turn on me too.
  26. Re: As the weather gets colder, how about a Shalimar appreciation thread?

    I can totally believe that Shalimar was created with the intention of being an "antidote" to the Great Depression. The smell of Shalimar instantly puts me in a better mood, I know that for sure. :) ...
  27. Re: Need help: Woody and green fragrance for night time

    I want to correct something I wrote above. DKNY Cashmere Mist is really not a woody or green fragrance. It is a powdery white-floral vanilla scent. Sorry about the recommendation, I saw it listed on...
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    Re: Powdery Vanilla?

    DKNY Cashmere Mist is a powdery white-floral vanilla scent. I would categorize it as only just okay on its own. I really like it layered with other things though. Yesterday, I wore it layered with...
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    Two of the worst fragrances I've ever tried are Dune by Christian Dior and Chloe by Chloe (the newest EDP that's the rose cedar scent.) Up until now I had no clue why I disliked Dune on me so much....
  30. Re: I'm going out on a first date today. What perfume in my wardrobe do you think I should wear?

    I went out on a date once with a guy who came from Chicago and wore Daisy. :) lol
    I was actually thinking of Rose Absolue but I wasn't too sure if it was the best choice. :) I think I'll just go...
  31. I'm going out on a first date today. What perfume in my wardrobe do you think I should wear?

    I'm going out on a coffee date with a guy I haven't met in person yet. I have no idea what he's like or how the date is going to go.
    I would still like to wear one of my perfumes though. What in...
  32. Re: What fragrances would you say go with an ISFJ personality type?

    thank you. :)
  33. What fragrances would you say go with an ISFJ personality type?

    I know this is sort of a geeky question but I just I'd ask for the heck of it LOL!
    I don't know how many of you are familiar with the 16 Jung-Myers-Briggs personality types, but for those of you...
  34. I'm wondering what fragrance might smell nice layered with Alien by Thierry Mugler?

    I have a small sample of Alien by Thierry Mugler but I dislike the way the fragrance smells on its own. I don't really want to throw it out because the sample wasn't free (and I don't like wasting...
  35. Re: SAMPLING ETIQUETTE: Pinkies Out & Mouillettes Turned Around

    Am I completely unorthodox for testing fragrances on myself? I use the spray cards (mouilettes?) occasionally if I'm really dying to know what a whole bunch of different fragrances smell like (I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Today I bought a Scent by the Sea perfume oil on Etsy.com. I got the Middle Earth fragrance just because I thought it sounded awesome! :)
  37. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Oh my gosh! I just tried my sample of Jicky by Guerlain (EDT.) I love this fragrance! @Alicka61: Jicky actually comes out smelling an awful lot like natural lavender on me. I would seriously consider...
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    Re: Has Hypnotic Poison been 're-done'?

    Well, I don't know the answer to this for sure, but I can tell you that I was at Sephora on Tuesday and I sprayed some Hypnotic Poison on my arm. Now..I have no clue if it was the one in the newer or...
  39. Re: What does it mean if you spray a fragrance on yourself and it smells like alcohol?

    Okay thanks. :) i just wanted to confirm that. :)
  40. What does it mean if you spray a fragrance on yourself and it smells like alcohol?

    I was at Sears today and a sales associate was showing me some of their perfumes. I happened to be looking at some fruity-florals so she thought I might like Pretty Hot by Elizabeth Arden and sprayed...
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    Re: Hypnotic Poison!

    I love Hypnotic Poison too. :) I went to Sephora today and sprayed it on my arm, and I think I like it even more now than I did the first time I smelled it. It might possibly be my favorite Christian...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    I also got Mitsouko, Samsara and Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca. :) I like green and woody fragrances too. :)
    Again, though, if you're thinking of trying Mitsouko I highly recommend that you get a...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    @Mademoiselle C: I just had another thought. If you go on the Guerlain website they actually have a quiz you can take. You basically say what kinds of smells you are naturally drawn to and answer a...
  44. Re: *How is it possible for a perfume to smell different on the same person

    This is the first time I've heard this. Soo..are women's perfumes being judged based on how they smell on men? Or how they smell on a card or in the bottle? (Highly inaccurate way of judging...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    @mademoiselle-c: If what you're looking for is a floral aldehyde like Chanel No. 5 BTW, maybe you could try Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent? Again, I haven't tried it unfortunately, but I've heard...
  46. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    That's okay. :) I also looked up Biehl Parfumkuntswerke PC02 (recommended by Chaplain) and apparently it's a spicy oriental fragrance and doesn't have lavender notes either (I think.) It still...
  47. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Well, I already ordered small samples of Jicky by Guerlain, Caron Pour Un Homme, Kiki and Caldey Island Lavender and they have all already been shipped and I'm just waiting for them now. So..I will...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    I haven't tried L'Heure Bleu yet, but I don't think it's the same kind of fragrance as Chanel No. 5.
    I think L'Heure Bleu is a little more spicy and semi oriental. It has coriander and star anise...
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    Re: Remember when we used to layer?

    Today I'm wearing Jean Couturier's Coriandre fragrance with Moonlight Path from Bath and Body Works layered over top. I got a little test tube sample of Coriandre and unfortunately I don't care for...
  50. Re: *How is it possible for a perfume to smell different on the same person

    @Pistola: I think the fragrance you're wearing probably isn't really turning into a different scent every time you wear it. I think the way you perceive the perfume is probably changing depending on...
  51. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    I can't think of an actual bottled fragrance to recommend unfortunately, but I will recommend a bath soak from The Body Shop. They have a powder bath soak that smells an awful lot like natural...
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    So far, I have to say that my favorite "cheapie" fragrances are a lot of the EDTs (and lotions) from The Body Shop including Vanilla, White Musk, Satsuma and Japanese Cherry Blossom. Also, some of...
  53. Re: Need help: Woody and green fragrance for night time

    I haven't tried this one yet because I'm still waiting for my sample, but I think she might also like Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan (DKNY.) I agree with most of the other recommendations on here too,...
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    Re: What "mens" fragrances do you wear?

    I recommend Ormonde Woman by Ormonde Jayne. The name is misleading, it's actually a very unisex fragrance that a man could very easily wear. The only problem is that it is very expensive, but you can...
  55. Re: I do not believe fragrance alone could attract a man or a woman.

    That's okay. :) I probably shouldn't be so harsh about Angel. Taste in fragrance is a really personal thing. Today I just tried My Insolence by Guerlain and I think it's a really nice, pretty scent....
  56. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Okay I fixed it. :) Sorry about that! :)
  57. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    I'm really sorry...I'm brand new to this site so I'm not sure why you can't see my wardrobe. I actually did list all my perfumes in there. (and hopefully just about everything I've ever tried. I may...
  58. Re: I do not believe fragrance alone could attract a man or a woman.

    Now like I said, this could be more of a guy thing, as even some of the other guy posts allude more to effects of what a good woman's fragrance will do to them. As StylinLA said, "Angel will stop me...
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    Re: Anybody got berry scent recs?

    LadyDragonFire - I forgot to say it in the other thread where I was busy being all Angry Woman(!), but ... welcome to Basenotes! It's great, you'll love it. I'm consistently amazed and inspired by...
  60. Re: I do not believe fragrance alone could attract a man or a woman.

    LadyDragonFire, I think what you're saying here is that a perfume may be a head-turner, and I take your point. I too have turned my head in response to a scent. But there's a difference between the...
  61. Re: Do women have different noses than guys?

    However..come to think of it there might actually be something to the idea that women often have a better sense of smell than men. My ex used to claim that cats are completely clean animals and have...
  62. Re: Do women have different noses than guys?

    Yes, I believe there are certain things that only a certain percentage of the population can actually smell, but I don't think it has anything to do with your biological sex (whether you are male or...
  63. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    LedByMyNose, you could try Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris. :) I admit I haven't tried it though, but it seems like something you might enjoy. :)
  64. Re: I do not believe fragrance alone could attract a man or a woman.

    You know, I said exactly the same thing for years (that no man was going to be turned on just because of a fragrance I happened to be wearing.) Now I think it's a little bit overly cynical of people...
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    Re: Anybody got berry scent recs?

    I personally really like Secret Wonderland by Bath and Body Works. It's not an expensive fragrance but it's just really nice. And don't worry too much about not having "sophisticated" tastes. ;) If...
  66. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Thank you very much to everyone for all your wonderful recommendations! :) I haven't tried any of them yet, but I do have an account on the perfumed court so I look forward to ordering a bunch of new...
  67. I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Hi everyone! :) I'm relatively new to the basenotes forum so you probably don't recognize me. I'm from Southern Ontario, Canada, I'm a writer, I love perfume and I look forward to posting here more...
  68. Re: Please help me find rose and cedarwood scents!

    I just found out that Caleche by Hermes also has rose and cedar notes, and I think the woody notes are probably more noticeable in this one so you might like it more. :)
  69. Re: Please help me find rose and cedarwood scents!

    I looked up some fragrances with rose and cedar notes and (surprisingly) found that they actually are both very common notes that are used together in perfumes.
    Three fragrances I found that...
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