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  1. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Thank you, Mike. I just ordered the sample pack that Twisted Lily is offering.
    The perfumer is listed as James Peterson. He's a chef who has authored about a dozen really good cookbooks. After...
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    Re: Visiting perfume capitals of France!

    If you're into lavendar, Musée de la Lavande in Avignon is fun, and has difference essences for sale. Have a great trip!
  3. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    Has anyone tried the Diorissimo extrait that Saks is selling now?
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    L'artisan Parfumeur Séville à l'Aube. it was a blind buy, and the first blast out of the bottle said SPAIN. No idea why.
  5. Re: From Costco - Kirkland Perfume Blending Collection

    It's $14.99. You have to give it a shot.
    Seems almost like the perfume-making kits we got for Christmas as little girls.
  6. Re: Any similar or good budget dupes for Hermes Hiris???

    Yes, absolutely.
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    Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    Yes, it's 1:26 a.m., curled up with Basenotes on the laptop and Coco the cat on my feet. Guilty as charged!
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Marvelous! Thank you for sharing these with us.
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    Re: Legit Item? Seller Legit?

    The seller does not accept returns. A red flag. I'd pass.
  10. Re: Your favourite mainstream/designer perfumes released within the last 5 (or so) years?

    Must du Cartier Gold
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    Re: Mrs. Robinson?

    Tuvache Jungle Gardenia
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    Re: Check out this youtubers insane collection!

    Creepy. Joyless, in a way, of items that were created for the purpose of joy.
  13. Re: What perfumes seem hot, passionate or fiery to you?

    Habanita. Especially the vintage.
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    Re: Iris Apfel's favourite fragrance

    Update: Ms Iris signed a modeling contract with IMG last week. She's 97. Fabulous!
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    Re: Your Life In 5 Fragrances

    5 scents/life:
    Oh! de London - Along with Slicker lip gloss, Carnaby Street-type stockings, Mary Quant everything, and a longish blue cotton pleated uniform skirt that you could artfully roll up...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My maternal grandmother, who basically raised me, wore Shalimar proudly. I keep a mini that I sniff from time to time to remember her.
  17. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    Nahema, pre-reformulation, got the ball rolling around the time of its original launch. I never knew you could experience light electric blue as a smell.

    The Mayhem? Basenotes sucked me into the...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Ferragamo flats
    Cartier tank francaise small women's watch
    Perfume

    Everything else is negotiable.
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    Re: A different kind of "Top 5" (maybe?)

    Hermes Caleche
    Amouage Love Tuberose
    Guerlain L'heure de Nuit
    Tauer La Maroque
    The Vagabond Prince Bass Solo
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    Re: Winter holidays

    Oriane turned me on to Bal A Versailles last year. I found a vintage extrait. Happy New Year!
  21. Re: What Perfume Did You Wear When You Were In Love The First Time ?

    Norell. I thought it was very grown-up in 1969.
  22. Re: Recognition: Basenoters Who've Made the Best Personal Recommendations

    Thank you for inspiring, informing, and inciting tremendous perfume havoc upon my finances:

    In no order: freewheelingvagabond, Zealot Crusader, darvant, ISOeSuperman, the diamond sea,...
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    Re: Interesting story on perfumes to share

    Thanks for the article! Interesting.
    At the end of this article are tags for two additional stories involving scent - and also worth a quick read.
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    Re: Womanity - what went wrong?

    Manatee. A sea cow.
    Ouch.
  25. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    TxTizzy - please don't feel bad about this. There's probably not one soul on Basenotes that doesn't regret an impulse, a blind buy . . .something. We've all done it.
    The good news is that the...
  26. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    TxTizzy, there are four Chanels on the site. That's a big red flag that they're selling fakes. You might call your credit card company and stop the purchase.
  27. Re: It's too darn hot! What do you wear when it's sweltering?

    Light. Really light - as in, drench your clothes. In the summer I usually carry a small sprayer of what scent I'm wearing that day to reapply.
    I found a large bottle on Fragrancenet sometime...
  28. Re: It's too darn hot! What do you wear when it's sweltering?

    We get almost six months of summer, of which three are insanely hot.

    Here's the quick grab list tagged hot-and-humid:
    Serge Lutens - A La Nuit, Fleurs D'orangers
    Guerlain - Apres L'ondee, most...
  29. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Go for it!
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    Re: Iris Apfel's favourite fragrance

    Thanks for the blog info.
    And Ms. Iris is the best.
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    Re: Chanel Maceration

    Good to know, and something to look forward to happening. Thank you.
  32. Re: Vanilla thieves & vanillionaires - interesting BBC article!

    Wow. Teardrop, thank you!
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    Re: Allow me to introduce myself.

    Welcome, Dylan!
  34. Thread: Fake Twilly?

    by mammakay
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    Re: Fake Twilly?

    Yes, sir. It was fake. It's going back, postage prepaid, full refund.
    Apparently the sellers of counterfeit items are the first to cave. Once you make the complaint of something being fake, they...
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    Re: 'Fragrance Knowledge'

    Done.
    Please share the results, if possible. Good luck!
  36. Re: 38 liters of human urine found in Jeddah perfume factory selling "Oud"

    Man, the stuff I learn from y'all . . . !
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    Re: Perfumes that Smell "Purple" to You

    Creed Love In Black
  38. Thread: Fake Twilly?

    by mammakay
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    Fake Twilly?

    Has anyone come up against fake Twilly?

    I should've waited and gone over to Saks and just bought it, but was out of town and ordered it online from an eBay seller that I don't know. Mistake.
    So:...
  39. Re: On aging, the sense of smell, and how one's body odor changes with age

    That is perfect!
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    Re: nus / allergy iss

    VMaster is totally right. The Claritin should do the trick.
    You might find that the top notes at the opening can "getcha," but it becomes easier in the drydown.

    Some years ago a doctor gave me...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Definitely. Count me in.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    [QUOTE: When you want to savour a book, only paper will do...[/QUOTE]

    True. My copy of the first Guide is full of red wine stains. Wouldn't work too well on a Kindle.
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    Re: A snapshot of your top three houses today

    Serge Lutens
    L'Artisan
    Guerlain
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    Re: What's your ultimate fragrance?

    Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady
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    Re: Blind buys you regret

    Guerlain Chant D'Arômes (current, not vintage)
    Lalique Le Perfume
    A long list of nice, soft, "polite" flankers

    I regretted the blind buys until I began giving them away to people who really...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Wow! Grant, that sounds amazing!
    Thank you for all that you do.
  47. Re: The best review channel on YouTube: Luckyscent's is it

    Let's hear it for the liberal arts majors!
    :thumbup:
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    Re: Creed Acqua Originale experiences/takes?

    I like the Iris Tubereuse quite a bit. Good summer scent with a little heft, if you're into tuberose.
    It can be had for under $100 these days at some of the online shops, making it worthwhile. ...
  49. Re: French section of Forum? (Maybe an alternative for Francophones)

    Bonjour, SmellsLikeBleach! Bienvenue a Basenotes.
    J'suis Cadienne de la sud de la Louisiane.:vrolijk_26::vrolijk_26:
    Comme les autres ici-dans, j'parle et ecrit mal le "bonne" francais. Desolee! ...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Today is payday.
    Hit me again, bartender!
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Grant - Glad to do it!

    I'll send a little more next month after payday. There are these pesky teenagers around here who are always insisting on things like food and college tuition.
  52. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Claire - We just noticed in today's news that you've just won a Jasmin Award for this article! Congratulations!
  53. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Thank you, Claire! What a fun read! And lots to think about.
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    Re: Serious question...

    I was staying in Paris when Love in Paris was launched. And loved it.
  55. Re: Greetings lovely Ladies! SixCats! seeking your opinions/help/suggestions.

    Sixcats, you're on the mark with Molinard Habanita. Seriously wild stuff! Four sprays and you can knock doors down.
    It's a "classic," it feels large and modern, and you can score a FB for about...
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    Re: Millennials want barely there skin scents?

    Let's launch our own. Distilled water in very small, modernist bottles. Call it Nonscents.
    Kickstarter, anyone?
  57. Re: IS there any interest in women decant/splits?

    I think I need a class in "Splitting 101." :)[/QUOTE]

    Please sign me up for that class too! I'm game.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    In reply to Creed Fleurissimo:

    My wedding scent. An all-time great.
    Happy anniversary, happy Spring!
  59. Re: Top 5 Most Underappreciated US Independant/Artisan/Niche Perfume Houses

    [/I] It was a tea olive scent. It seemed stronger than the one I sampled recently.
  60. Re: Top 5 Most Underappreciated US Independant/Artisan/Niche Perfume Houses

    Add to the list Hove Parfumeur Ltd., in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Very niche, but NOT cutting-edge in the least. Some blends, a lot of solifleurs. My great-grandmother's signature scent...
  61. Re: Fragrances That Get You The Most Compliments From Men?

    24 Faubourg and Jour d'Hermes; Creed Fleurissimo and Iris Tubereuse; Fleurs d'Oranger; and the original Tiffany.
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    Re: Take this Quiz with a Twist.

    I am Basenoter A.
    Maybe it's congenital, like your blood type.
  63. Re: Going to a formal Mardi Gras ball on Saturday. What to spray?

    Hi! The ball was great, I loved all of your ideas, and Hednic, you are always right.

    Thanks again!
    ---mammakay
  64. Going to a formal Mardi Gras ball on Saturday. What to spray?

    Hi y'all! Going to a Mardi Gras ball this weekend. Time for the big guns to come out! Formal gown, hair up, long gloves, Granmere's jewels, the works. What to wear with all that?

    I have in the...
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    Re: RARE - FragranceNet 35% Off Code

    Thank you! This has worked wonderfully.
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    Re: New moderators and community manager

    Congratulations all!

    Although it may seem quiet to y'all at times, please don't forget that there are a lot of us out here who really appreciate all that you do. Thank you!
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    Re: 35 % off at Fragrancenet

    Fragrancenet went to a 35% discount about a half hour ago. (Midnight Wednesday, 16 November 2017). There's a decent supply of L'Artisan Parfumeur titles on clearance in the original bottles and...
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    Re: Which fragrances smell like Christmas?

    Original Shalimar!
    Maybe an older classic like Boucheron, First, Joy extrait.
  69. Re: Which of your scents bloom in the coldest weather?

    We don't get real "winter" here, but when the temperatures go below 60 degrees, the scents tagged WINTER, kept on a separate shelf of the cooler come out:

    24 Faubourg, Arpege, Boucheron, First,...
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    Re: Am I getting too old for my perfumes?

    Hi! Welcome to Basenotes!
    You are absolutely not too old to wear whatever you'd like.
    The cool thing is that when you get a sample of a new scent, you can try it on while reading about it here at...
  71. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Index and Week 1 (Shalimar and Opium)

    I was told that Boy wasn't quite the big crossover hit that Chanel was hoping for. Beige is popular. 1932 is not; sour in a way. Gardenia is very nice, but $200 is a lot to shell out for a...
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    Re: Any thoughts on the House of Sillage line?

    I picked up a ten-piece sampler on eBay a few months ago. Haven't gone through the process of testing them all in detail. Some are nice, some a bit blah . . like numerous other coffrets. Except...
  73. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Index and Week 1 (Shalimar and Opium)

    Ebenas - I hope you're right. It seems like Guerlain has gone downmarket to where the money is - the Sephoras and the fruitchouli counters in mainstream department stores. Even Saks here in New...
  74. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Index and Week 1 (Shalimar and Opium)

    I bought a mini of Shalimar just to summon the memories of my grandmother. Ada Mae was larger than life and EXUBERANT.

    The scent of original Shalimar brings back Christmases from 1958 until...
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    Re: RARE - FragranceNet 35% Off Code

    I just used RXGF7. It worked as 35% off, but it looked as though Fragrancenet upped price from the 30% to match,
    Magic computer math.
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    Re: Help with L'Heure Bleue

    I also should have take more note of the wrapper which obviously shows that the perfume leaked onto it at some point. I'm an idiot.
    ............................
    No, you're not! We've all got a...
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    Re: Tom Ford to launch Fucking Fabulous perfume

    mightycrone - that's the perfect name for the flanker! Tom Ford JUMP THE SHARK.
    Black & silver bottle, of course.
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    Re: RARE - FragranceNet 35% Off Code

    Thank you!
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    Re: Hello Im new in the forum

    Welcome, Shut! This is a great group of interesting people and a wonderful place to learn. (I'm kind of new, too.)
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    Re: NEW: Tiffany - Tiffany & Co For Women!

    Tried it this morning in the Tiffany store in New Orleans. The smaller stores have testers; stock hasn't been shipped and they want you to order from the store. (They didn't mention online, where...
  81. Re: Those who think Chant d'Arômes has changed, raise your hand

    I had bought a new bottle about a month ago. It's more unisex than I remember. There was some disagreeable streak that went straight through the drydown. My husband thought that our elderly cat...
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    Re: Recommended videos on fragrance

    The BBC documentary was quite enjoyable.
    Thanks for the links, guys!
    Can we now binge-watch perfume? Great! Love it.
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    Re: A rose is not a rose is not a rose

    You might sample L'Artisan Parfumeur's Rose Privee. It's not a big, blasting full bloom scent, but a more modern take. It's more green than most rose scents. After the opening, the smell is of...
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne now available Stateside!

    Thank you, Hednic!
    I followed your link, ordered a sample pack, and they shipped it almost immediately.
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    Re: NEW: Tiffany - Tiffany & Co For Women!

    Cool!

    Did Tiffany discontinue the Tiffany for Women? (Do I have enough backups of the extrait?)
    It seems that Tiffany Pure and Truest have been gone for awhile.
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Guerlainade, of all types. We're soaking in it!
    There must be eight FBs of the light Guerlains that aren't so Full anymore.
    Hot summers here - spritzing four and five times a day is the norm. And...
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    Re: If you could have just 1 fragrance...

    Creed Fleurissimo
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    Guerlain: AA Nerolia Bianca (it's hot here!), Chant D'aromes, Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat, Insolence EDP.

    It's red beans and rice for the rest of the month, right?
    No problem!
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    Re: Going To New Orleans In A Few Weeks

    Hi! Have a great time.
    Definitely visit Hove, on Chartres Street in the Quarter. They've been around since the 1930's. I remember my great-grandmother's vetiver scents from Hove. It's definitely...
  90. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Breakfast at Tiffany's
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