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    Re:  10 Corso como

    Hi nuttygold;

    10 Corso Como definitely has sandalwood in its base, but the ripe scent of plums seems to be very prominent and lingers towards the end. The combination of fruits and sandalwood can...
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    Re: Best shaving gel (men)

    though it's not gel, I've been using Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream. Anyone has any opinion on that? I suspect there's something which works almost like local anesthetic in the cream, and it...
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    Re: Sandalwood

    Hi Moondeva!

    Bal a Versailles (Jean Desprez) is a wonderful one! The combination of rose de mai and Grasse jasmin (noble elegance rather than cloying sweetness) enveloped by breathtakingly...
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    Re: Sandalwood

    Hi Shycat!

    I found it very interesting to sniff sandalwood oil, as opposed to fragrances. There used to be some threads where they discussed different kinds of sandalwood oil and I honestly got...
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    Re: NEW Eau de Cologne FERRE

    Hi Marls;

    According to the description on the web (written in Japanese).....

    "Ultimate simplicity from Ferre! This special Bergamot scent from the Mediterranean Sea will enrich your life. It's...
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    Oak Moss (www.profumo.it)

    I remember there were some threads about products from this company in Italy.

    http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1133381183/0
    ...
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    Re: Padparadscha (Satellite)

    Hi Sandalwood;

    I don't find it feminine at all. But on the other hand, it's not particularly masculine, either. Probably, I would say it's unisex woody.

    VV
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    Padparadscha (Satellite)

    Has anyone sniffed or test-driven Padparadscha (Satellite) yet? I obtained a sample vial from Luckyscent, and I was pleasantly surprised!

    "A new jewel in our collection, appropriately named for an...
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    En Sens de Bois (Miller Harris)

    Miller Harris has what they call Nouvelle Edition Collection. One of them is En Sens de Bois. According to the description on their web...

    "Deeply embedded with sensual references to Japanese...
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    En Sens de Bois (Miller Harris)

    Miller Harris has what they call Nouvelle Edition Collection. One of them is En Sens de Bois. According to the description on their web...

    "Deeply embedded with sensual references to Japanese...
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    I think Blenheim Bouquet[ch12288][ch65288]Penhaligon’[ch65363][ch65289] has a very noble and masculine pine note in it.

    VV
  12. Re: Bulgari--"Black," same as "Pour Homme"???

    As someone says above, Black is very rubbery and smokey. To my nose, this "rubberiness" reminds me of Dzing! (L'Artisan), though some Dzing!-lovers may disagree. Pour Homme is a very fresh and yet...
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    Re: Caramel and Cinnamon

    Santal de Mysore (Serge Lutens), which is one of my favorite sandawlood-themed fragrances, has very thick carameliezd benzoin in it to the point it reminds you of Creme Brule.

    VV
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    Re: L'homme de Coeur- similarities??

    hi Keeg;

    I guess it would all depend on which note we point out to talk about similarity. To my nose, iris is the most prominent note in L'Homme de Coeur, though it's very docile. In this regards,...
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    Omniscent (Yosh)

    Finally, I got small sample vials of Omniscent. Let me share my impression on this Yosh fragrance.

    First of all, these are the descriptions you can find on the web;

    "Omniscent covers the full...
  16. Re: what about rose poivree by different company ?

    The name, "Rose Poivree" explains what is smells like pretty well, I think. It's a very peppery rose. I tried to like this fragrance, but this combination appears to end up smelling like "chemical...
  17. Re: "Best Sandalwood" (personal reviews)

    Hi Ladylonestar;

    I finally updated my sandalwood reviews on the female discussion side.

    I ordered Song of India Perfume Oil, but they sent me what appeared to be a rock! It took me about an...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Review on Sandalo (Compagnia Delle Indie) was just added on.
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Hi Whitebar;

    It's all my pleasure! I just got DSH sandalwood fragrance samples (Arabian Sandalwood, Tunisian Sandalwood, Egyptian Sandalwood, Sensual Sandalwood, Mysore Sandalwood, East Indian...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Hi Whitebar;

    I took my reviews away because the more sandalwoods I sniffed, the more I realized how little I knew about sandalwood, and I could not help feeling a constant urge to revise my...
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    Re: Spritual Awareness

    Hi dcampen!

    Thanks for your precious info. Let me take a look at the website.

    VV
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    Spritual Awareness

    Hi there!

    This is the first time to post in the Fragrance DIY Forum (though I'm one of the "regulars" on the Male Fragrance Forum), and I would appreciate your kind feedback.

    I have strong...
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    Re: Thank you SL

    Hi Rapscallion!

    Ambre Sultan is a very interesting spicey-amber frarance with a touch of dry fruits. As Ziffy321 recommends, you might like to try Chergui next. It's another beautiful smokey amber...
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    Re: Musk scents, anyone?

    Personally, I like the musk note in Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme. After the the spice/green/citrus top dissipates, the pleasant musk starts to linger for quite a while. Though musk is not the main note...
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    S-EX and the pity...

    Yes, I'm pretty desperate these days to find a new scent which I can fall in love with. One of my projects was to obtain a set of S-perfume samples. Well, the conclusion; *this project sucked...
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    Re: Osmanthus!

    Hi Slim;

    I was quite flattered.... I think TDC also offers Osmanthus candles though it's very very expensive.
    ...
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    Re: Osmanthus!

    Hi Phersurf;

    Osmanthus smells kind of fruity and as it's such a subtle note that they tend to add apricots or peaches to augment its fruitiness, or mix with some other flowers like jasmin to...
  28. Attar Bazaar Mysore Sandalwood Connoisseur Oil

    I wrote to Attar Bazaar regarding their Mysore Sandalwood Connoisseur Oil, which they appeared to have been out of stock of for quite a while. This was their response.

    "Unfortunately we were out...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    I added some more reviews including La Contessa, Pick-Me-Up Colone Sandalwood and Santal (Florascent) above.

    VV
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    Re: La Contessa (Yosh)

    Hi Vavoom;

    Thank you for your feedback. Now you got me interested in finding out this magical sandalwood drydown! Does it come out after the Coppertone note calms down? Let me give it another...
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    La Contessa (Yosh)

    My small sample of La Contessa (Yosh) arrived and let me share my impression with you.

    La Contessa (Yosh)

    "La Contessa is an exquisite blend of Parvati sandalwood, Arabian sandalwood, Oriental...
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    Just Free (Luciano Soprani)

    I don't know much about Italian fragrances, and the advertisement looks very unremarkable. But I hear it smells much better than it looks outside. Does anyone have any info? Thanks!
  33. Re: "Best Sandalwood" (personal reviews)

    Hi Ladylonestar;

    I'm not a sandalwood expert by any means. I'd say I'm just a sandalwood-lover. Sandalwood is one of the most important ingredients for kodo (old Japanese traditions where people...
  34. Re: "Best Sandalwood" (personal reviews)

    Hi Ladylonestar!

    Song of India Sandalwood oil sounds very interesting. Let me give it a try. I have had great experiences with sandalwood oils so far. Madini Santal Blanc oil was so rich and...
  35. Re: "Best Sandalwood" (personal reviews)

    Hi Ladylonestar!

    I actually ordered a bottle of Elizabeth Arden Sandalwood. It was not that expensive($19.00) compared to other sandalwood fragrances. Thank you for your offer, though.

    As I...
  36. Re: "Best Sandalwood" (personal reviews)

    Hi Ladylonestar!

    Elizabeth Arden Sandalwood? I've never tried it. Let me look into it. My next targets, in addition to this Elizabeth Arden sandalwood, will be...


    La Contessa (Yosh) :

    "La...
  37. Re: Please Recomend A Great Citrus Fragrance

    I don't know much about lemon fragrances, but if you like orange-themed fragrances, you might like some of the followings (I once was crazy for oranges, and sniffed all the orange fragrances that...
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    Re: KO-ed by Tam Dao

    Basenoters' consensus is that the sharp and bitter woody top of Tam Dao appears to be cypress (not cedar like Santal Noble). Sandalwood per se is not really "woody" though, just like patchouli is not...
  39. Re: Help! Serge Lutens cheap, which to choose...

    Ambre Sultan and Chergui are two interesting amber fragrances from Serge Lutens. But you might also like to give Santal de Mysore a try (if you live in Europe). It's a caramelized coconut-vanilla...
  40. "Best Sandalwood" (personal reviews)

    to be updated....

    VV
  41. En Sens de Bois (Miller Harris) - need info

    Has anyone tried the following fragrance? I would appreciate your info!

    En Sens de Bois (Nouvelle edition fragrances)

    "Deeply embedded with sensual references to Japanese temples, gardens and...
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    Re: Escentric Molecules

    As compared to Molecule 01, Escentric 01 is more bright and cheerful because of the obvious pepper and lime peels. But more or less, it share the same quality as Molecule 01. This Iso E Super is a...
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    Escentric Molecules

    I obtained a sample of Escentric 01 and Molecule 01. Both are loaded with Iso E Super. I was expecting some kind of metalic scent, but turned out they were quite nice fragrances. Molecule 01 is pure...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Hey Sandalwood!

    I tried Santal (Florascent). It was a very unimpressive scent. Kind of unpleasant in a way. I added my brief review above!

    And as for Narziss, I found it sort of flowery-woody....
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Hey Sandalwood!

    I remember obtaining some samples from luckyscent a little while ago, and one of them was Narziß (Dorissima). I believe I included Narziß because I was looking for something woody...
  46. Re: How to obtain exclusive Serge Lutens?

    We have a lot of unique European fragrances sold in Japan (where I'm from) and some of them are not even available here in the Uniteted States (where I live at present). But when it comes to Serge...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    I just added on my humble review of The Body Shop Snadalwood Perfume Oil above.

    VV
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Reviews were modified a bit.

    VV
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    Need info (How do you EO?)

    Since I joined this website, I've smelled various different fragrances. And I finally got to a point where my nose can tell major ingredients in fargances easily (like most basenoters). It's a great...
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    Re: Chanel No. 5's male equivalent

    I used to have a No.5 parfum. I like the clean and noble top note. I believe it's from a combination of ylang ylang and iris. It, however, turns into a super-feminine direction of rose and jasmin...
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    Re: Cumin seeds and Coriander Leaves?

    Cumin is one of Jean-Claude Ellena's favorites, isn't it? There's a strong cumin note in Bigarade Cologne/Concentree (FM) and Declaration (Cartier). And this is not Ellena's creation, but Tam Dao...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    I just added on a small personal review of Santal (Diptyque) above.

    VV
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Besides the fragrances already on the list above, will anyone know of any other sandalwood fragrances? I would appreciate your precious info!

    VV
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    Re: Osmanthus

    Up there [ch8593][ch8593]
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    Re: Osmanthus

    I added my personal review of Osmanthe Yunnan.

    VV
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    I added more "subjective "reviews.[ch12288](the top of this thread [ch8593][ch65289]

    Santal de Mysore (Serge Lutens) - revised

    Sandalo (Santa Maria Novella) *

    Sandalwood...
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    Re: 3 amazing profumo.it frags

    Hey Sandalwood!

    Please let us know what Sandalwood fragrance from profumo.it smells like, will you?

    By the way has anyone tried AMBER IN SANDALWOOD? "The real animal ambergris infused in...
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    Re: Addicted - Bus Clean

    Hi Marls;

    I used "Bath Clean" every day when I was in Japan. They have various kinds of bath salts, but "Bath Clean" (Tsumura) was one of the most popular brands. They come as different scents,...
  59. Re: How long does cologne last before it expires?

    Great info! (this is why I love basentes.net!) Most colognes I have, I used them daily and they go away pretty quickly, so it does not matter how long they last. But I have a few items they are sort...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Has anyone tried Santal Room Spray (Diptyque)? It also come as a scented candle. I know it's a room spray but I'm just curious what it smells like, in comparison to Tam Dao. According to the...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Hi Vagas and Coleman!

    Thanks for the great info! I have to confess I've never tried any fragrances from Caswell-Massey. Especially, Tricorn sounds very interesting! I'm very curious what Bangalore...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Hi Dan!

    There's nothing wrong with your nose. After all, it's all subjective when it comes to whether or not we actually like it.

    Tam Dao has a very strong and sharp top note of cypress (it's...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood fragrance?

    Hi, shogunw00t

    I recently purchased a small bottle of mysore sandalwood oil. I was truly surprised by its magical scent. It's earthy, resinous, balsamic, woody, creamy and transparent...
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    Re: Not another Sandalwood thread...

    I think Trumper's Sandalwood smells almost identical to Coco (Chanel)...
  65. Arabie, Bois Oriental and Santal de Mysore (SL)

    I recently obtained a sample kit from Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido. My main interest was Santal de Mysore. One of the most hard-to-find Serge Lutens fragrances. I love sandalwod *fragrances...
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    Re: Free samples (IUNX and CSP)

    Actually, L'Ether is not available as a sample and they kindly sent me a heavily scented paper in a nicely sealed ziplock-like plastic envelope. It smelled wonderful, but again, it's almsot identical...
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    Free samples (IUNX and CSP)

    I've been quite amazed by the generosity of most fragrance companies (except major ones like Chanel and Guerlain). I wrote to IUNX (http://www.iunx.com) and Comptoir Sud...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Just added!


    Santal de Mysore (Serge Lutens) [ch12288]
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    I finally found someone who was offering some small samples of Serge Lutens Excusive lines on ebay and I finally ordered some samples of Santal de Mysore. She only had five sample vials and I ordered...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Quick add-on!


    Bois de Santal (Keiko Mecheri) [ch12288]

    Santal Blanc (Madini)
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Hi Stoneskipper!

    I have not tried Sandalo (SMN) or Santal de Mysore (SL) yet, and have been dying to sniff them sometime. It almost feels as if you could read my mind! Yes! Whenever I hear the...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    One more add-on! ; Sandalsilver (Montale)
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    Let me add on Sandalwood Vert (Fresh)....
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    Re: Arpege Homme

    When I visited Vegas, I stayed at the Caesar's Palace. Besides their Forum Shops, they had some souvenir shops where they carried tiems with Caesar's Palace logos. Then there was this fragrance...
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    Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    Has anyone tried Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez? This is one of those mastepieces which are so complete as they are that we just give up analyzing the notes and ingredients separately any more and...
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    Armani Prive: Bois d'Encens

    Thanks to Buffalo_Gal, I finally obtained a small decant of Armani Prive Bois d'Encens..... Whenever I purchase small decants to "see what it smells like", most of the time, I can come up with some...
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    Re: FM Noir Epices?

    To my nose, something ginger-ish is very prominent in Noir Epices. It's not for me! ...... I read about this fragranec on Bois de Jasmin and was very curious about it.
    ...
  78. Thread: Jicky

    by Vibrant_Violet
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    Re: Jicky

    Hi rmiller161 !

    There are some fragrances which can be described well by talking about smell-alike's. But there are some others which are just "one-of-a-kind" fragranes, and Jicky belongs to the...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood - Time for the Verdict!

    I have three more sandalwoods to be added onto my "subjective reviews" above.

    Le Roi Santal (Comptoir Sud Pacifique)

    Santuary Pour Homme (Sonoma)

    Sanctuary Pour Femme (Sonoma)
    ...
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    Re: Got milk?

    Ooops. Wrong spelling! Thanks. Yes I tried to mean MENSAN (members of MENSA). I happen to be a MENSAN myself actually, and I should know how to spell it, shouldn't I? Hahaha.

    VV
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    Got milk?

    I know it's debatable whether or not health care professionals should wear fragrances, but the fact is I do.

    One day I was wearing Tam Dao (very lightly beneath my lab coat). This is by far my...
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    Re: Undulating Iris Experiences?

    First of all, you'll have to be sure that you truly like iris because Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lutens) is a pretty much straightfoward one-dimentional iris fragrance. All you get is a very bitter,...
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    Re: Dior's Homme

    I think feminine/masculine is a very subjecive thing. It actually might be hard for women to pull this frgrance off nicely because it's a heavily iris-based cologne without any feminine notes such as...
  84. Re: Cologne Blanche, Bois d'Argent or Eau Noire?

    I would recommend you should try sniffing them first, because none of them are straightforward. 100 people would give you 100 different opinions/impressions about Dior Homme lines, but in my opinion,...
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    Best Sandalwood

    The followings are my personal (therefore, very subjective and biased) reviews of sandalwood-themed fragrances in plain words (I haven't learned many sophiscated fragrance terms yet!). Please excuse...
  86. Re: Perfumer Tour in Rome, Tokio, OAE or New York?

    Koju mainly specializes in Japanese traditional incense (sticks and cones), but they have various interesting stuff. Try checking this webpage. Though it's written in Japanese, it has a lot of...
  87. Re: Perfumer Tour in Rome, Tokio, OAE or New York?

    Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku has the largest selection of world-wide fragrances. This main store has the entire first floor for fragrances (as is often the case with major department stores)...
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    Re: commercial sandalwood?

    Hi Sandalwood and Dcampen;

    Thanks for all the info. There's always something new I can learn every day!

    VV
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    Re: commercial sandalwood?

    Hi Sandalwood;

    Thanks for the info. Oil (even if diluted) lasts much longer than alcohol-based fragrance, doesn't it?

    Let me ask you a very basic question. How many different kinds of...
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    Re: CdG Sequoia users?

    It appears when it comes to CdG scents, you really have to try samples before purchasing a full bottle (or even a small decant), in my opinion. I love one of them (Sequoia), but cannot stand some...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I didn't know if it'd work, but I tried emailing Editions de Parfums (Frederic Malle), "I've been a great fan of Concentree Bigarade. I'd like to know if there's anyway I can obtain a sample of...
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    General suggestion

    Depending on a topic, some threads get very lengthy. The problem with long threads is whenever someone adds a new message, it's added at the very bottom of the threads. I know it's easy to read if...
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    Re: commercial sandalwood?

    Hi Sandalwood!

    Thanks for the info! As I wrote above, I used to have s small bottle of Body Shop sandalwood oil before, but it was long time ago and I don't even remember what it smelled...
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    Re: CdG Sequoia users?

    I recently obtained some CdG samples, and I have to say that most were not that impressive. It's funny. because to my nose, Kyoto smells very feminine. Though I can find some incensy smokiness in it,...
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    Re: All this Serge Lutens raving

    I was feeling kind of hesitant about calling them for the little book of fragrance and was hoping someone would find their email address of the Palais Royal Shiseido someday. But I did not think...
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    Re: commercial sandalwood?

    Hey Jeff;

    Thanks for the great info!

    I think Passage d'Enfer (and Ginestat Le Boise), to my nose, smell more like frankinsence/myrrhe than sandalwood (though they smell great). I was...
  97. Re: New Hermes scent + the TRUTH from a SA

    Longevity of fragrance truly depends on the skin physiology of each wearer and I don't think there's any concensus there, except for the general rule of EdP>EdT>EdC. On my skin, these Hermessence...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Some companies kindly write you back saying "we will send you some samples" (Amouage and Trumper are great examples), but some others don't. Some of the latter group are just too prestigeous to write...
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    Re: commercial sandalwood?

    Hi Jeff;

    I think I know what you mean by the purest mysore sandalwood. Almost 4-5 hours after applying Trumper on my skin (sort of when I'd even forgotten applying it on my skin), I finally...
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    IUNX house

    IUNX series sound very interesting. I heard some say L'Ether (and L'eau Sento?) smell like Tam Dao, which is by far my favorite fragrance. Is there any website where I can purchase samples of IUNX...
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