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    Re: Guerlain Eau du Coq

    Hi Hednic,
    I'm not surprised. I know only what I saw online and the following pic is of a 6.8 ounce flacon:

    ...
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    Guerlain Eau du Coq

    I am hoping someone can explain how to spot a "vintage" version of this warm-weather citrus aromatic. I use quotation marks because I'm sure there is more than one vintage. The current versions are...
  3. Re: Note di Profumum - A New Line from Profumum Roma

    I was all set to buy 3mL of VET, but the shipping from Italy is about the same as the cost of the juice. Perhaps a split is in order.
  4. Xerjoff, House of Matriarch, PG Cologne 7 or Intense 7.1

    I'm looking for samples or small decants--masculines or unisex--of both Xerjoff and House of Matriarch. I am looking only for Parfumerie Generale's Cologne Grand Siecle, either the original, now...
  5. Re: House of Matriarch samples or decants

    What a pleasant surprise, krsams1. Thanks!
    THese are the ones I still haven't tried:

    Alpha
    Ambre Vie
    Bohemian black
    Madrona

    Can you kindly tell me what your pricing is? How your bottles (?)...
  6. Re: House of Matriarch samples or decants

    My thanks to both speedracer and techt for the welcome news! I'll look into this tomorrow.
  7. House of Matriarch samples or decants

    I'd like to obtain a series of HoM official samples; if not samples, then small decants. Please PM if you can help.

    Here's my list:

    Albatross
    Alpha
    Ambre Vie
    Black No. 1 (aka Blackbird)...
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    Re: Decanting Question

    Glad you asked! My concern here, in line with cacio's, would be losing much of the fragrance in the process of spraying into a funnel. I did this once in splitting a 100mL bottle. When I was done...
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    Re: Do these bottles look legit ???

    I've got the Vetiver in just that bottle.
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    Re: 2017 bottle to buy if not Knize ten

    If you bought the sample from a reputable seller, chances are it wasn't watered down. But here's a couple of possibilities: (a) The new K10 is fresh while the vintage has been subject to the ravages...
  11. Re: My unpleasant experience with Luckyscent.com

    I can sympathise. I once lost a fragrance package because the USPO delivered it to the wrong address and that address just kept the package!
    But it wasn't worth over $200. Even though you used a...
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    Re: 2017 bottle to buy if not Knize ten

    I've been studying leathers for the past year or so out of delight. But I'm no expert. I'd have a couple of suggestions--preferences, really--but I first want to say that, if you've picked up two...
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    Re: Tobacco scent for female

    My first thought is Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris. According to Fragrantica, it is aromatic, warm spicy, tobacco, woody, balsamic, sweet
    TO me, this all adds up to a fairly rich, slightly sweet...
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    Re: Fragrances for Swap

    Hi pol mark,
    Thanks for the message. Alas, I was looking for the DS & Durga fragrance, rather than Chanel EB.
    cheers,
    Tim
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    There's a perfumer in Moscow who has been creating fragrance for over 15 years. I found her because Turin gave her a big thumbs-up in his all-too-short blog. So I reviewed her many offerings and...
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    Re: Fragrances for Swap

    Hi Ajaxis,
    By "Siberian Leopard," do you mean "Siberian Snow"?
    THanks,
    Tim
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    Re: 'Decanting' question

    Decanting is a real learning experience. Of course, there is more than one way to do it and the better way (not sure there is a best way) typically reflects the fragrance's atomiser and the amount to...
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    Re: Anatole Lebreton, anyone?

    Wordiness? Keep ALL your words, ClaireV. The evocative descriptions and illuminating comparisons are impressive. I think it's time I subscribed to your blog!
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    Re: time machine

    .Great and true thread. Smell is powerful indeed.
    Along with the wonderfully common and poignant stories of our fathers wearing Old Spice--my dad said he liked the way it stung his freshly scraped...
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    Re: a few for swap -- conus only

    Hi,
    I'm interested in the LV Vetiver. Can you tell me how old the bottle is and the cost of the bottle?
    Thanks!
    Tim
  21. Re: Any fans of Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver ?

    Vetivers were my first love. Guerlain...then Lubin, Mazzolari, and others. The recent wave of vetivers reminds me of the style of O'Driu, Slumberhouse, and Le Nez: dark and smokey. Clearly warlocks...
  22. Re: patchouli fragrances vs essential oils/incense

    @awayalonealong You raise a very good point - I'm really speaking to a commodified/nostalgic idea of hippie culture which is a highly superficial, spectacularized representation that is far removed...
  23. Re: patchouli fragrances vs essential oils/incense

    Having lived through the 60s, I confess to being a little protective about the word "hippie." There seems to be some misunderstanding about the nature of that culture in a time of great upheaval in...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    Yes, the vial--of whatever size--functions like a splash. So far as I can tell, I have had no evaporation in any of these vials. Decants that came with plastic-threaded atomizers have given up...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I love the idea, hlatif33, and have been doing something like it for some time. Like you, I've got more than I can use. Sometimes seeing the bottle itself is a joy. Sometimes it feels a tad wasteful....
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    Re: Any Green Water Fans?

    I am happy to add a big +1 to this love-in. While I rejected it at first, some years back, I bought it again lately and am delighted.
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    Re: Sample Vs Bottle scent

    I have to agree with Redneck Perfumisto. Age and storage conditions and sealing are big factors. And, of course, it's hard to know about the first two (age and storage) with any given...
  28. Re: New fragrance by Michel Roudnitska : Himalaya

    Stellar review. Great example of the direct and literal complemented by sophisticated imagery.
    I have had 5mL of this stuff for a few months and have worn it only a couple of times. It didn't strike...
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    Re: Worthy niche beast mode perfumes?

    I don't know Rein incense intense, cacio, but you may well be right.
    The beast in my collection--I fear even letting him out of the bottle--is vintage MPG Parfum d'Habit.
  30. Re: Returns and/or Exchanges with Fragrancent experiences

    I agree: No harm in asking.
    I had this very same problem a week ago with eBay. Perhaps no fault of the seller, but the vintage Chanel was pale, weak. I know because I've owned the frag since it...
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    Re: Who what where when?

    I remember my dad splashing a half mL of Old Spice on his freshly shaved face. He said he liked the way it burned. At some point before I was 8, he splashed a LOT on my face. It burned. A few years...
  32. Re: Men Wearing Women's Perfume.... In 1968?

    Thanks, Oviatt, for the insights. This advert is a testament to the difficulty of creating a worthy one. No glorious scenery, no sensual bodies, just hands.

    Lovely to see a column of old and...
  33. Re: Gucci pour Homme Original 1976, splash and spray

    Yay! Now I can proceed with a purchase, whether spray or splash.
    Thanks again to all. (I could not do without Basenotes and its collective wisdom.)
  34. Re: Gucci pour Homme Original 1976, splash and spray

    Thanks much, slayerized, badarun, and david. OK. It's coming clearer now.
    Any comment on the bottle depicted here? ...
  35. Gucci pour Homme Original 1976, splash and spray

    I'm trying to confirm what the original, 1976 spray bottle looks like. (I started wading through the posts on GpH, but I could not see this question answered directly.) If I'm right, the following...
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    Re: New Chanel Exclusif: Boy Chanel (2016)

    Excellent review. Impressive!
    I now have a very good idea of what to expect (and NOT expect) when my decant arrives.
    Thanks a lot, Sam!
  37. Re: Parure, Nobile, Melograno, Dark Rose (vintage) etc.

    Hi Johnny,

    I'd love your Gucci Nobile (30mL). I don't think they ever reformulated this, right??

    I can offer vintage MGP Racine and Parfum d'Habit.
    10mL of Guerlain LE Coromandel
    Ungaro II...
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    Re: Six Degrees of Fragrance Separation

    Clearly, Ken and I have been fragrance friends for a long time. We just didn't know it til today.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver, is mine vintage?

    This frag was released, acc. to BN, in 1961. I was 8 years old. Little did I know that 50 years later, I'd fall in love with it. Alas, my bottle is the wall-like green one. To learn that there's...
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    Re: Revisiting disliked fragrances...!

    Revisiting is a great idea. Tells me what I've "learned" since I gave up on any particular fragrance. Recently, I've worried a bit that my decisions to give up have been hasty or reactive. Revisiting...
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    Re: How do you organize your collection?

    All are organized according to group--citrus, woody, leather, oriental, etc.--whether in tiered, acrylic cosmetic racks or a custom, tiered wooden rack (for samples). While decants are economical, I...
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    Re: New Chanel Exclusif: Boy Chanel (2016)

    All signs point to it going on sale today at Chanel's Beauty Boutique, 40 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
    I understand, too, that it can cost about 25 euros to ship a bottle overseas.
    Still,...
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    Re: A Moment of Silence For My Poor Mini

    I like this thread: A poignant take on a pitfall of our passion.

    In the 80s, I bought a bottle of Azygos. Some months later, I knocked it off the dresser. Over the past 5 years of my...
  44. Re: Profumum Fumidus and Nobile 1942 Rudis

    It's the freckles.
  45. Profumum Fumidus and Nobile 1942 Rudis

    I must confess that I've tried enough aud-heavy frags for now. Perhaps for a very long time. But I have to admit that two have, eventually, caught and held, my attention: Profumum Fumidus and Nobile...
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    Re: Cyndi Lauper is one of us

    Virtually off topic (and showing my age, falsely): It would be fun (for me) to know what Lana del Rey wears (besides massive eyelashes). And yet, "stars," of stage or screen or vinyl (oops, showing...
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    Re: Fragrance names as passwords

    Great discussion. I've learned a lot. Much of which, being an ostrich at heart, I did not want to know. Grant, would you kindly confirm that it's generally a good idea to pick four words that you can...
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    Re: Fragrance names as passwords

    More helpful news! Thanks, Grant. I think I can manage to memorize four relative common words totalling 40ish characters.
    For example: frag smells like horse. Or horse like frag smells (Just...
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    Re: Fragrance names as passwords

    Excellent example, rum. How much of a difference might it make if the numbers and special characters appear after a name instead of within it? In my example, I used the name "Bogue." Would it make a...
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    Re: Fragrance names as passwords

    Perhaps. But there's still more characters in the stream. I was suggesting these names only as a start. :2vrolijk_08:
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    Fragrance names as passwords

    After years of trying to come up with a password I could remember--and yes, there are several good techniques out there--I can heartily recommend using our considerable knowledge of fragrance names...
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    Re: Anatole Lebreton, anyone?

    Very impressed with Bois Lumiere. There's a lot of light in the woods as they open, but shocking and delightful is the frag's animalic development. Oh, and how about this for longevity: 10 hours. In...
  53. Re: Sad news regarding Chanel Eau de Cologne

    With a little luck, perhaps there's someone on BN (or Crystal Flacon) with some extra of the earlier formulation(s) s/he'd be willing to share.
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    Re: Empty fragrance bottle diy

    Hi Arctos,
    I've written about this before but can't find the thread. The idea is to use a pair of pliers to bend the metal neck back and forth enough times that it breaks. Then you can take out the...
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    Re: Favourite Frankincense Fragrances?

    If you're OK with a rose accompaniment--which strikes me as unisex--I can heartily recommend
    Regina Harris Frankincense - Myrrh - Rose Maroc

    It is a serious perfume oil. Not to be worn with white...
  56. Re: Is the sprayer on the tall Chanel Exclusifs bottles removable?

    Sharing is great! I wish I could do more.

    I guess I see a couple of issues here:

    1/ Spraying to fill a decant can shoot a lot of fragrance into the air--unless you've worked up some kind of...
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    Re: Midwest Warm-Up

    For what it's worth, I wore Dior Granville today and, with its herbal and, to my nose, slightly salty base, it performed well, though there's little evolution of the scent.
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    Re: Midwest Warm-Up

    I'm in Minneapolis and it's been in the upper 80s with higher humidity on and off now for a couple of weeks. Unless one is in the A/C all day, finding a fragrance that works involves some risk. I...
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    In the past year or so, I've come to like leather more and more. Lucky me! Now I'm ready for K10 after having first sampled it around 5 years ago. But I am loathe to buy new, for obvious reasons. If...
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    Re: [US Only] Creed - Bois Du Portugal

    Sure! Here's the whole thing:

    Dear awayalonealong,

    worldcomingdown has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - [US Only] Creed - Bois Du Portugal - in the Fragrance Splits...
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    Re: [US Only] Creed - Bois Du Portugal

    Not sure why, but the message for mneil97, came to me, awayalonealong.
  62. Re: Ever have a new fragrance make your old ones seem not-so-good.

    Yes. Nicolai Bal de Match is far outmatched by Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi. I find them to be very similar grapefruit fragrances, but the former pales in comparison. BdM is a little like (if I may...
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    Re: Never enough

    I agree with my fellow BNers: Novelty is exciting (with fragrance and with many another pastime, passion, obsession). I love it when I have something en route in the mail (and try to keep 'em...
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    Re: [US Only] Creed - Bois Du Portugal

    Thanks for getting back to me. I did not know about these rules, but have no desire to circumvent them. So I checked the relevant thread and see that on 21st October of last year, Grant wrote the...
  65. Re: Help identifying different labels for rose notes

    Some answers to questions on Basenotes are, of course, better than others. Your answer, Mumsy, stands out as one of the best I've read in a long time--clear, methodical, expansive, illustrative,...
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    Re: [US Only] Creed - Bois Du Portugal

    Any chance I could buy just 10mL?
    Thanks.
  67. ISO decants: Dhofar, Douro, Trumper, Profumum Patchouly

    Hi,
    I'm looking for 5 or 10mL decants of the following scents:

    Xerjoff Dhofar
    Penhaligon's Douro
    Profumum Patchouly
    and samples of the Trumper line.

    I'm also interested in other samples in...
  68. Re: Decants and samples: Agar Aura oud/muhkallat, GF Trumper, T&H

    Howdy,
    Have you perhance still got the Trumper samples?
    Thanks,
    Tim (awayalonealong)
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    Re: Atomisers, decanting and travel.

    37982
    Online you can buy from Best Bottles what it calls "Refillable Metal shell perfume atomizers, travel size purse atomizers." I have several and they're great. The cost is around $3 each. They...
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    Re: Cold and Dark...

    I'm all for preserving my fragrances, whether bottles or decants or samples. I use the small closet in the coldest room in my house (aside from the basement). These are the scents I use every day;...
  71. Re: Weak spray pressure in a bottle of early 1970s Chanel, should I decant?

    Over the years, I've decanted many bottles by plying off the crimped-on metal. Once you get a sense of the metal--and have a very good grasp of the bottle (perhaps wearing rubber dishwashing...
  72. Re: The phenomenon of "olfactive branding"

    If these two fragrance designers can make millions designing fragrances for products, never having released a bottle fragrance to the public, why would old masters not do the same? I would hope that...
  73. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Exploration. Novelty. I know that's a factor in the pleasure I take from this pursuit. And thanks to Basenotes and its ultrasavvy members across the world, I can sample new juice soon after a new...
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    Re: Luca Turin Reviews Chanel Misia

    After reading his review, I just had to smile in deep delight. That guy Turin is a treasure--an exceptional scientist with an exceptional nose and a pen to go with them. In all of seven sentences, he...
  75. Re: The monster which became a beauty, love on second sight!

    A timely thread! Of late I've repurchased samples of several scents that did not appeal to me at first. What a delight! And a reminder to be patient about saying No to a new frag. Time + olfactory...
  76. Re: What is your strategy/structure/system...?

    Amber/patchoulis, leathers, citrus, incense, greens, and so on. But then I have section where I've put all my favourites, regardless of type. It may not be fair to the rest of the frags, but these...
  77. Re: New house Zoologist Perfumes launches Panda, Beaver and Rhinoceros

    I've got the sample set of 3 (with a total of one spritz missing) if anyone wants it.
    cheers,
    tim
  78. Fracas, Bandit, Carnal Flower, Amarige, Tuberose criminelle

    Looking for small decants of the following scents:

    Tuberose criminelle
    Amouage Arcus
    Ayala Moreil Grin
    Tauer Orange Star RSV
    Fracas
    Carnal Flower
    Amarige
    Crown Fougere
  79. Re: Still seeking a DARK and HEAVY Blackberry fragrance

    I cannot speak for the fragrance, Slumberhouse Zahd, but Darvant's review (here on BN) seems noteworthy. I've highlighted a couple of words in boldface. Good luck!
    "Beyond the concept of fragrance...
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    I have a feeling that, for most people--primarily those who are not aficionados of fragrance, as we are--scent is automatically "gendered." We are taught about our gender practically from Day 1 and...
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Ah, one of the best questions I've seen in a long time!
    I see my Fragrance as an emotional and aesthetic experience. As mentioned earlier, it can be compared to a valued work of static art, except...
  82. Re: New house Zoologist Perfumes launches Panda, Beaver and Rhinoceros

    I, too, got my trio of samples the other day. And as I noted in another thread, Zoologist's graphic design work is impressive. Alas, that appealing quality was the only one I found. I won't beat up...
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    +1 hednic

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All...
  84. Re: Pinterest channel pinning all Luca Turin's 4 - 5 stars perfumes

    Well, I just clicked on the link, thinking this a fun idea. But I confess that I'm disappointef: These pins are all under the auspices of a new fragrance house, Zoologist. Now, don't get me wrong:...
  85. Re: New Canadian perfume house "Zoologist Perfumes"

    Perhaps it's the preposterousness of these fragrances' names; perhaps it's the shape of the bottles; I certainly heard naylor laud Victor Wong. Maybe it's because I love animals. [So, yes, I dove in...
  86. Re: Any LA folks planning to attend this Scent Bar event ?

    If you're intrigued, SP, and if you're a manageable hour away, I'd like to second Knit at Nite and encourage you to go. I can see how you might feel out of place, but from what I've read and the...
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    Re: Fragrance related blogs?

    Perfume Shrine
    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/

    And there are, of course, many other worthies.
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    Re: Perfume on watch straps

    I concur that leather is quite happy to absorb scent and that if you wear an absorbent band (of any kind), the wrist is an ill-advised location. Here are two other reasons against using the wrist:...
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    Re: Advantages of rollerball vs. spray

    While I have many many small vials that I apply simply by tipping onto my wrist, as with a rollerball, I lose the oxygenation that comes with spraying.
  90. Re: Gift and curse of liking a fragrance you sampled

    Sampling, in and of itself, can be a disappointment. But when I'm struck by a scent, I always want more.
    It may be that the only route is a full-price FB, but I've had good luck buying smaller...
  91. Re: Drydown phase - vintages seem to win easily over current...

    I can't disagree with that--it is a different experience. But more than that, it begs the question: What is the nature of a fragrance. So far as I know, "all" fragrance has three components:...
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    Re: refilling 1ml atomizers?

    I think you've got a good idea, but I fear the original atomizers won't cooperate with it. Even when you get the top off, will the seal be good when you put the top back on? In my experience (Le...
  93. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Tom Ford Velvet Orchid & Givenchy Dahlia Divin

    Thanks much, Mr. Turin, for your insightful, colourful reviews of another two perfumes. I look forward to further delights with your forthcoming book. Meanwhile, I was wondering how you choose which...
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    Another child of paternal Old Spice. (Shulton should claim royalties of all other perfumers for having initiated so many of us to the rest of the fragrance world.) Oddly, my father did not say, "Ahh....
  95. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Great writing is its own reward. But what greater delight when the writer is illuminating, with words, a "smell-over-time"? I could not help but laugh when I read (of Narciso):
    "All of this feels...
  96. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    Great question, HM. I say that because I had no idea there were so many tobacco-based frags available. In my collection, I have but two: Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris and Meerschaum by...
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    Re: How did you get into perfumery?

    No surprise: my father. You watch him shave and then he slaps on a couple of mLs of Old Spice (what else in the 60s)? (He said he liked the way it burned his skin.) Then he slaps a little on your...
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    Re: vintage minis of Antaeus?

    I, too, am a big fan of this fragrance and I bought a bottle when it first appeared on the market. Yes, I think Chanel, like other houses, takes pains to make their minis look just like the big...
  99. Re: An aromatic, herby perfume with lasting power

    When I read your description, an odd word came back to me, thanks to another wonderful Basenotes member, Odysseusm. The name he'd give to your description would be "garrigue." Now, there are other...
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Gosh, I thought I was keeping up with announcements, but I have little idea (apparently) of what all will be released in Winter 2014. Or maybe I'm not unaware of what's soon arriving, I just don't...
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