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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I just got a small bottle of vintage Eau Savage. I can definitely smell it as a precursor to Diorella. I will definitely wear it. And I am loving Aventus!
  2. Re: DocHolliday's Sale - 8/24/14 | OLFACTIVE STUDIOS | TERRY DE GUNZBURG | PENHALIGONS

    I just wanted to thank you for shipping the Aventus so quickly and beautifully. And I don't know if my son will ever get it. I have grown very fond of that stuff. :o
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Cabochard is one of my favorites. Vintage only. It's fascinating how differently scent affects people. I love Miss Balmain too. :thumbsup:
    My only terrible blind buy was Jolie Madame. It is...
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    Just realized that for me violet is a no go.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    V is for Vivara, Emilio Pucci
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    I would definitely be interested in an Aventus split. Just tried it yesterday, and now I get what everyone is posting about. That stuff is like olfactory crack.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    O is for Odalisque, Parfums de Nicolai
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    Re: August Purchases

    Wow. Beautiful.
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    Re: August Purchases

    Got some great samples today- Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle (may become a new fave) , Aventus (now I know what all of the guys are raving about-it's truly delicious) and Sheseido Innoui (that I can't...
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    Re: New Diana Vreeland line

    She was a big personality. Seems fitting that these would be powerhouse scents. I can't wait to try them. I loved DV!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F is for Feminite du Bois, Sheisedo.
  12. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    Dear Zilpha, what a kindness! I am a COS female. If Zadig is still available, I would very much love to try it. Thank you very much!
  13. Re: What's your fragrance for your last day on Earth?

    I would drown myself in my very vintage Rive Gauche.
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    Re: What makes Monsieur Balmain a masculine?

    Thank you. What a knowledge and insightful answer. I will continue to wear my woods scents because I like them and will try Dior Homme. I'm even going to sample L'instant Homme next. But tomorrow, ...
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    What makes Monsieur Balmain a masculine?

    Read Luca Turin's review of Monsieur Balmain as well as all of you BN ers glowing descriptions of it. I love citrus, and hate super sweet, cloying fragrances that fill the field of modern feminine...
  16. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    I would recommend trying to get a niche owner to discuss those questions with you. Talking to someone who had been there is invaluable, and most people are happy to share their experience and...
  17. Re: Did any of you "70s girls" ever use body on tap shampoo?

    I don't remember Body on Tap at all. But Clairol Herbal Essences was fantastic! I wish that they still made that scent. It was like being in a pine forest!
  18. Re: Dating vintage bottle of parfum & parfum de toilette

    In general, if the box and bottle have no bar codes or list of ingredients, you can assume that it is very vintage. If there is a degree mark instead of a % symbol, that usually means quite old. ...
  19. Re: Denizens of cheap fragrances spanning all scent categories: lend me your wisdom

    Sorry, it's Monsieur Balmain. Also, every gentleman needs a vetiver. Guerlain Vetiver can be found online for less than $50.
  20. Re: Denizens of cheap fragrances spanning all scent categories: lend me your wisdom

    My 20 yr old son says the girls love Cool Water by Davidoff. An aquatic, it is about $25. And a great citrus is Balmain pour Monsieur, about $35.
  21. Re: Diptyque, Escada PH, Varvatos, +many more (shipping worldwide)

    pm'd you.
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    Poll: Re: How Do You Buy Your Fragrances ?

    All of the above. Plus, estate sales and consignment stores for vintage.
  23. Re: Is Chanel Bleu too masculine for a woman to wear?

    Thanks all. That gives me a lot to ponder. I'm definitely not going to blind buy.
  24. Is Chanel Bleu too masculine for a woman to wear?

    I like many "male" scents because I like wood and citrus notes, etc. I think that I would like Bleu. But there are some scents that I consider too masculine, such as Z-14. Can a woman wear Bleu?
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    And I am considering blind buying Monsieur Balmain. Have any of you tried it? Too "masculine"?
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I usually consider almost all fragrances as unisex. I don't like sweet powdery scents at all. I like Givenchy Pour Monsieur, Chanel for Gentlemen (vintage) and any vetiver. There is only one...
  27. Thread: Leathers

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    Re: Leathers

    Thanks for the advise. I will perhaps sample Knize Ten, for my edification. I want to know why it is so beloved. I'm not a big fan of Orientals. Azuree has been on my to test list. But I will ...
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    Re: August Purchases

    A vintage bottle of Silences, by Jacomo
  29. Thread: Leathers

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    Re: Leathers

    This brings up a question that I have been meaning to ask. I see Knize Ten constantly in list's of the gent's favorites. I am a woman, but love Bandit. I generally don't believe in...
  30. Re: Hello, advice to train nose plus three specific questions

    Get vintage Dior fragrances if you can. They are world's apart from the new.
  31. Re: Hello, advice to train nose plus three specific questions

    And there is a scent called Metal by Paco Rabanne. So you nailed that one.
    Have fun!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Glow by J Lo
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for Daim Blond
  34. Re: Hello, advice to train nose plus three specific questions

    I recently started researching scents, trying to "train my nose". I read Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez' book, "Perfumes, The Guide", and learned a LOT about fragrance. But who knows what "tomato stem"...
  35. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    Vintage Rive Gauche
    L'Artisan Timbuktu
    Vintage Diorella
    Biehl GS01
    DC Sel de Vetiver
    Vintage Mystere de Rochas
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    Re: Favorite French Fragrance

    If I had to pick one, Rive Gauche, YSL, vintage
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    Congrats on finding your signature scent. Bandit is great stuff!
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    Re: Favourite or Cult Status Discontinued Scents.

    This thread is one of my favorite subjects. I agree with so many of your posts. Others have inspired me to create a list of fragrances to look for. My list includes:
    -Mystere, Rochas (has anyone...
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    I hope that you try Sycomore by Chanel. I wore it today and absolutely fell in love with it.
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    I second Frédéric Malle Vetiver Extrordinaire. It's amazing.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Cachet! Wow, I had forgotten about that one. I remember really hoping for that for Xmas.
    I tried Love' s Baby Soft with my baby sitting pay. Even then it was a bit sweet for me. I liked their lemon...
  42. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    A new one for me: cloves. And aldehydes. Just can't handle it. But I'm finding that otherwise, it really depends on how a note is blended and how it sings with the other ingredients.
  43. Re: How can I tell original formula Rive Gauche by YSL by the box?

    I used the site at Raiders of the Lost Scent and it helped me so much. I may have found my coveted, long lost love, a vintage can of RG.
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    Re: Stuffed nose and fragrances

    Decongestants cause my heart to race. But I do love my neti pot. If you can't breathe through one nostril because of allergies, I would ask your doctor. But it brings up a very interesting question:...
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    Re: Jean Paul Guerlain Article

    Loved this. Thank you for sharing.
  46. Re: I'm a woman & don't like "feminine" scents!

    I agree. I am returning to fragrance after a 15 year hiatus. It's really hard for me to like current "women" fragrance. They are all super sweet or soft or just banal. I have had great fun with...
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    Wow. Thank you all very much. I have made a list of oud fragrances to try, but I think that it is true that I should try real oud first. I will get a sample as soon as the budget allows. Your...
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    Thanks all so much! I didn't realize that fragrances don't use real oud, but aroma chemicals. I will find some oils first, then work my way through the suggestions. This voyage of scent is great. I...
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    What is the first oud that I should try?

    Hi, I hope that it's okay that I am posting on the guy's side. I am interested in oud, and am going to try some samples for the first time. Is St. Laurent's M7 the most representational? I started...
  50. Re: Most worn in June, Second Quarter and First Half of 2014

    This is easy. Timbuktu has been my signature scent for years. Only in the past few months have I gone on an exploration of other scents and tracking down scents I wore years ago. Since then, vintage...
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    Re: Looking for similar scent

    If she likes Chanel no 5, she probably likes aldehydes. What about a floral classic with some powderiness? Quite lovely- Apre l'Ondee by Guerlain?
  52. Re: How can I tell original formula Rive Gauche by YSL by the box?

    That post on Raiders is genius. I love the batch code checker!
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    Re: Scent of 150-year-old perfume re-created at NJ laboratory

    What a fascinating story. Thank you.
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    I second that. Especially Cuir Beluga!
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    Re: Summer Male Frag Options from Sephora

    What about Davidoff "Cool Water"? Or am I dating myself?:laugh:
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Rec'd my bottle of vintage Diorissimo yesterday. I think that I've found my summer scent!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28.June.2014

    Vintage Cabochard today.
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    Re: What are the best 'Green' Fragrances?

    I enjoyed it too! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Today, Miss Balmain. My new fragrance exploration is going to be leather.
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    I can't tolerate aldehydes. They give me a headache.
  61. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Eau Illuminee is one of my favorite scents. It's unique.
  62. Thread: Cedar Notes

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    Re: Cedar Notes

    I love all woods- cedars and vetiver especially. Haven't tried oud yet.
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    Cuir beluga or Bois D'arge not would be great.
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Deauchafour did Timbuktu. My all time favorite.
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Edmond Roudnitska and Bertrand Douchafour
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    Re: Is there such thing...?

    Decant companies like The Posh Peasant and Surrender to Chance have sample packs. I think Surrender to Chance has a sale on them until Friday. Use code Sampler. I'm definitely going to partake of...
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    Re: What is a split?

    Thanks. What a great idea!
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    What is a split?

    And how does that work?
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Today I bought a 5 ml decant of Frédéric Malle, Parfum de Therese. My goal is to try as many of Edmond Roudnitska fragrances that I can find.
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    Thanks for your imput. I really don't think that a can of Rive Gauche from 79 would list ingredients. I'm finding that the term "vintage" is used pretty liberally on ebay.

    Sent from my SCH-I545...
  71. When did perfumes start listing ingredients?

    May I get your advise? I was looking for a bottle of my favorite vintage perfume. I found one on ebay, and the seller says that it has been hers since the 70's . But it has a list of ingredients on...
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    Re: Is Vent Vert juice green?

    Thanks so much for the info. Very helpful!

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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    Is Vent Vert juice green?

    Hi all. I'm dying to try vintage Vent Vert. Was the color of the actual fragrance pale green? Thanks!
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Some vintage Diorella. Mind blown.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Today I found a tiny bottle of Mystere de Rochas on ebay. No other bidders! This was one of my favorites years ago. I can't wait!

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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    Re: your favorite discontinued frags

    I still miss Gucci 3, Hermes Amazone, Armani Woman and the original Ivoire de Balmain. Fond memories. But happily, I just found a bottle of Gucci 3 on ebay. I hope it's the real thing.

    Sent...
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    Re: Anyone here use just one spray?

    For work, I always use only one spray. I work with the public, so you know how that is. At home, I sometimes spray two. Never more.
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    Re: Chanel no.5 eau de cologne

    I just received what looks to be a vintage bottle of Chanel No 5 EDC on ebay. I am probably the only person on the planet who has never tried the parfum, so I can't comment on a comparison. But I...
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    Re: My first scrubber!

    Gave No 19 one more try. Just can't do it. Life is too short. And there are so many others to try!
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    Re: My first scrubber!

    I do love a vintage bottle of Chanel's Cologne for Men. And I used to wear Coco when it came out in the 80's. Tomorrow I am going to try No. 19 one more time.
    Will just have to work my way through...
  81. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Clove and amber. Seriously off putting for me.
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    Re: My first scrubber!

    Thanks. I will avoid it also. Maybe Chanel just isn't for me?
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    Re: My first scrubber!

    I am pretty frugal with fragrance, I don't think that I have ever spritzed more than once per day. I am thinking that aldehydes might be the culprit to my headache. Tried a vintage Chanel 5 EDT last...
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    My first scrubber!

    Having just recovered my olfactory senses from the 80's, I have rediscovered my love for fragrance. I have been searching out old classics such as Mitsouko, Joy and my old favorite Rive Gauche. Just...
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