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  1. Re: Designer "Type" Scents from The Fragrance Shop: Anybody Have Experience With These?

    Hello, and welcome. I just got another order from the Fragrance Shop yesterday, I think I keep them in business, ha. But seriously, I will have to smell Straight to Heaven someday, must be good....
  2. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    Alright, I never really understood how somebody is able to determine what is masculine, and what is feminine (I am speaking *only* about fragrance). To MY nose, anything TOO floral is feminine, and...
  3. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    Too funny!
  4. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    I think that's a great idea.
  5. Re: Where can I find Aquolina Black Sugar ??

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2013/09/26/aquolina-black-sugar-new-fragrance/


    Aquolina will launch Black Sugar, the latest in the brand's series of variations on their popular 2003 Pink Sugar...
  6. Re: Where can I find Aquolina Black Sugar ??

    The more I search and can't find it anywhere, the more I want it. Still can't find it anywhere. Was supposed to have been released Fall of 2013.
  7. Re: Bath and Body Works Black Currant Vanilla- something similar?

    Uh.............. no! I stopped by Bath & Body Works yesterday after work, and almost all I can smell is vanilla, although at least one of the reviews on their website said the vanilla is very...
  8. Thread: Berries!

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    Re: Berries!

    Any berries that are blended well are good for me. I guess I have always been partial to raspberry, cherry, black cherry, plum, grape, etc. I think strawberry would be too feminine, but if blended...
  9. Thread: Berries!

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    Berries!

    I finally realized something, after years of sniffing almost anything and everything to satisfy my fragrance craving; always searching for that elusive Signature Scent. Looking back at my favorites:...
  10. Re: Bath and Body Works Black Currant Vanilla- something similar?

    Being a berry freak, I am DEFINITELY going to check this out. One of the reviews on the website said "masculine", will see if I can get away with wearing to work.
  11. Where can I find Aquolina Black Sugar ??

    Whenever I type "aquolina black sugar" in Google, it shows pics of PINK sugar, not BLACK Sugar. So where can I find it?
  12. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I guess that goes to show how different our noses are, I never thought of vetiver as grassy. To me, it smells just like a campfire.
  13. Doesn't matter HOW it smells, because it's a...

    Doesn't matter HOW it smells, because it's a Demeter fragrance, you won't be able to smell it within half-an-hour.
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    Assistance with Custom Fragrance?

    I’ve had an idea for a fragrance for many years, a fairly simple idea, basically 3 notes, that I want to see turned into reality. Truth is, I wouldn’t even bother if there were already another frag...
  15. New Raspberry Fragrance - Aquolina Black Sugar

    Hey, just heard about this today. Said "for women", but does anybody know if it is actually unisex? Now Smell This says:
    The composition is warmed up by the classic timeless notes of Sandalwood,...
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    Re: Fragrance Allergies

    I am not surprised at all to hear this. I've had allergies for as long as I can remember, so I *usually* wear designer fragrance oil versions, etc. I'm sure lots of people who have allergies don't...
  17. Re: Designer "Type" Scents from The Fragrance Shop: Anybody Have Experience With These?

    I think you can STILL take advantage of the Sampler special. If you're like me, you will order again and again. My favorites include Millesime Imperial, but I like One Million lots better. In fact,...
  18. Re: Designer "Type" Scents from The Fragrance Shop: Anybody Have Experience With These?

    Check this out: http://thefragranceshop.com/sample-five-pack/ This 5-pack sampler costs $30, but they will take $30 off your next order.
  19. Re: Designer "Type" Scents from The Fragrance Shop: Anybody Have Experience With These?

    You cannot go wrong if you order their Bulgari for Men, it has actually become my Signature Scent, after trying several other oils. But about the longevity/sillage, not too good. I wear their...
  20. Re: Favorite France Notes, and NOT so favorite notes

    Interesting that "tea" is mentioned... I don't like the TASTE of tea or even the smell, really, but I am fascinated with it. It seems very masculine to my nose, and would probably mix well with lots...
  21. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    No, I haven't smelled the "real" Spicebomb, but my experience with TheFragranceShop tells me they are usually, if not always, accurate. So I can't imagine the "real" thing to be THAT different from...
  22. Re: Designer "Type" Scents from The Fragrance Shop: Anybody Have Experience With These?

    I have ordered a few "designer-type" fragrances from them, mostly in the form of aftershave lotion, and I am mostly content. Their Bora Bora wasn't the best, in my opinion, but their version of...
  23. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    I am sorry you are so confused by my post... Now let's see, HOW can I make it clearer so you can understand? I know! The *manly* Spice Bomb smells like the *girly* Pink Chiffon. Is this a little...
  24. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Have you actually *smelled* Pink Chiffon?
  25. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Have you actually smelled Pink Chiffon?
  26. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Have you actually smelled Pink Chiffon?
  27. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Yes, I got Spicebomb oil at "The Fragrance Shop" online, not to be confused with "Fragrance Shop": http://thefragranceshop.com/
    You can get many mens fragrances available as mist, body lotion, or my...
  28. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Hi, the fact that it was OIL that I ordered doesn't have anything to do with it because Pink Chiffon is available at Bath & Body Works in lotion, shower gel, and probably EDT as well. If I am...
  29. Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    I just got my Spice Bomb order (the much cheaper *oil* version from a body lotion store online) and am blown away by it's similarity to Pink Chiffon. That certainly doesn't makes Spice Bomb very...
  30. Re: best deodorant stick that is NOT anti-perspirant :)

    Great question, I have certainly tried them all through the years. And the winner is: Arm & Hammer Essentials UNscented Natural Deodorant. But DON'T use TOM'S, it definitely has something in it (I...
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    Re: Ridiculous Fragrance Names!

    lol
  32. Re: L'artisan parfumeur 'Tea for Two' discontinued - similar scents?

    Isn't Bulgari Pour Homme similar? I know it's a tea-scented fragrance (although to my nose smells like dried-out tea bags, ha).
  33. Re: another one for the "powdery" and "soft-feminine" leaning but lov'n it-Ferragamos' Black

    Oh, yes, F-Black... Very different, I like it, too. I like the way the lavender is done. But after an hour or so, I lose interest.
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    Re: CK Shock Discontinued ALREADY???

    Agreed. Honestly, I don't think it's such a "kids" scent, anyway... In fact, I almost think of it as an "old man" scent: medicinal, mature, heavy, etc. At least, that's how MY nose interprets it.
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    Re: CK Shock Discontinued ALREADY???

    I agree, this is the ONLY CK fragrance I have ever liked enough to buy, too.
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    CK Shock Discontinued ALREADY???

    CK Shock just came out last year, and I only discovered it yesterday. And now, as I call stores to find it, I am told by an SA she is "positive" it has been discontinued. Really? Unbelievable! Stores...
  37. Re: Lacoste Essential, Red or something else ?

    If you mean the new L.12.12 Rouge, avoid. It's nice enough at first sniff, but disappears fast. Certainly not worth the cost. Another mediocre fragrance from Lacoste.
  38. Re: Guess the cologne, win a free 5 mL decant!

    La Nuit PARFUM?
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    Cherries and licorice sounds awesome, will have to find it somewhere. And I think I know where to look.

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    Funny you should mention Dunhill Desire, I just came from a...
  40. Re: Have You Tried Caress Scarlet Blossom Body Wash?

    Not sure you will like it, it's far from "fresh" with all that heavy patchouli.
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    Re: Ridiculous Fragrance Names!

    Hmmm.... Black Scottish Plaid sounds FAR less ridiculous than some we have already discussed... and interesting, too.
  42. Re: What do YOU like to wear when nobody else is around?

    I agree. I love those warm pencil shavings on a nice, cold winter day.

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    Ha, ridiculous, huh?

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  43. Have You Tried Caress Scarlet Blossom Body Wash?

    I am a guy, and I think this stuff smells awesome: http://www.theglamorousgleam.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Caress-Fine-Fragrance-Elixers1.jpg Featuring Red Lychee and Patchouli, to me, it smells...
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    Re: Which Aquatic is Better?

    I already own Nautica Voyage. It's nice, but has a sour (lime?) note that annoys after awhile. Also, it dries down to soap. Just looking for something different.
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    Which Aquatic is Better?

    Which aquatic is better? Bulgari Aqua, Elements Aqua, or something else? I won't even consider Bulgari Aqua MARINE because, on my skin, it smells like fish. I am seeking a TRUE aquatic, but something...
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    Ridiculous Fragrance Names!

    I guess this is really a "marketing" question, is anyone else offended by the ridiculous names they give fragrances? From the pretentious "Very Irresistible" (compared to the understated Cool Water),...
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    Re: Anise / Star Anise / Aniseed

    As much as I love the smell of anise/licorice, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin is an awful smell to me; it isn't the anise note that smells bad, just the whole thing/drydown. But I have worn anise oil...
  48. Re: What do YOU like to wear when nobody else is around?

    I got a sample of that... it's really different, quite nice.

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    I HATE when companies name something very similar to a previous name: example, Boss Elements and Element by...
  49. Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme for $40???

    Here it is on the Neiman Marcus website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?N=0&Ntt=l%27instant&_requestid=25989

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    Sorry, I thought it was both, but is only the...
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    Re: Deodorant

    NATURE'S GATE, Fruit Blends Deodorant Stick Mandarin Orange & Patchouli - 1.7 Oz

    http://shopping.yahoo.com/components/large_image;_ylt=AtZddbjdocTccuwhyetTYmoDCMYu?id=5858233
  51. What do YOU like to wear when nobody else is around?

    I don't care if something is popular or not, it's the way the juice affects ME, and that's what determines whether or not it will be in my wardrobe. So what do YOU wear JUST FOR YOU, when you aren't...
  52. Re: What does it mean when a frag smells "purple"

    Escada Magnetism smells like grape kool-aid to me.
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    Wow, THANK you! I will probably spend a few HOURS there, ha.
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    I did a search for "24" and got lots of results. The one by ScentStory?
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    I have smelled Joop, but seems a little simple/juvenile for me (and too fresh). But thanks for the suggestion.
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    Re: Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    Okay, something that smells like cherry cough syrup, but more complex. I am thinking maybe a cross between Platinum Egoiste and Dunhill Desire: spicy, dry, but red? Not necessarily cherry candy-ish,...
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    Smells Like Cherry Cough Syrup?

    No, it's not a typo... I want something that smells like cherry cough syrup, nice and heavy for the coming winter. Is M7 the best? I have tried to find M7 at a brick and mortar store, drove through...
  58. Re: Bora Bora Revisited: a Stroll down Cheapie Avenue

    True Star is SEVEN years old. I think I will check out that Ignore feature.
  59. Re: Bora Bora Revisited: a Stroll down Cheapie Avenue

    TomAto, TomOto... "Old" means "not new". True Star isn't new.
  60. Re: Bora Bora Revisited: a Stroll down Cheapie Avenue

    Well, I'm not really familiar with Curve, but I know SOUL by Curve DOES have the same drydown as Bora Bora, as I pointed out in my Soul by Curve review years ago. Now I wonder if ALL Claiborne scents...
  61. Bora Bora Revisited: a Stroll down Cheapie Avenue

    I found several old fragrances I thought I would go through once again. (What fun, seriously!) They include: New West (Aramis), Lolita Lempicka, True Star, Nautica (the original one), Spark...
  62. Re: What smells like Raspberry and Chocolate together?

    I agree, and realize now that chocolate and raspberry will NEVER come across as masculine. But I could always wear it around the house if I want.
  63. What smells like Raspberry and Chocolate together?

    Hopefully, something more masculine than feminine. I already know about Lacoste Elegance, but not a fan of Lacoste.
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    Re: Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    Another Vicks Vapo-rub fan?? I thought I was the only one!
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    Re: Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    Sorry, but I don't think Herrera or Cool Water smell ANYTHING like Platinum Egoiste, but I enjoy reading other opinions about it. I personally don't know anything else that smells like it. But maybe...
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    Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    So many fragrances out there smell almost the same, and since I want something original, it is certainly quicker and easier to ask all of you. Which fragrances don't smell like anything else, truly...
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    Re: Mixing Fragrances Together

    Wow, you are a SERIOUS mixer! I can see how that would take a lot of time. (I would LOVE to be able to do this on a larger scale like you.)
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    For anyone with Allergy problems

    For anyone with allergy problems (like me), I have a couple of suggestions. There are online shops that sell OIL versions of popular fragrances (including NOT so popular ones), and some of them smell...
  69. Re: Favorite France Notes, and NOT so favorite notes

    Nice to see somebody else like Hazelnut. And thanks for reminding me about Fennel: forgot to put it on MY "hate" list. I also forgot to add Cocoa to my LIKE list.
  70. Re: Why isn't Ylang ylang used more in modern fragrances?

    Hmmm, that sounds right. Actually, I'm not very familiar with women's fragrances, so I didn't know that. Also, to MY nose, ylang ylang is more smoky and incensy than sweet, so I didn't think of it as...
  71. Why isn't Ylang ylang used more in modern fragrances?

    Ylang ylang is a truly awesome fragrance: smoky, mysterious, sensual... but it seems like very few fragrances have this note in them. Any idea why? And while ylang isn't too popular, lavender is used...
  72. Re: Favorite France Notes, and NOT so favorite notes

    I MEANT FRAGRANCE notes, not France notes, ha. Evidently, there's no way to edit the title????
  73. Favorite France Notes, and NOT so favorite notes

    When buying a new fragrance, what notes do you search for? Which notes determine what you will buy? My favorite notes are:

    · anise/licorice
    · hazelnut
    · pepper
    · ...
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    Mixing Fragrances Together

    Does anybody else get bored with their fragrances and mix them together to make something “new”? If so, what mixes work the best together? Currently, I have been wearing Estee Lauder’s Beyond...
  75. Smells like that little cinnamon, red-hot candy?

    I tried DESIRE FOR A MAN by Dunhill (again) the other day, and it got sickening FAST, there's something cheap and junky about it! But there's SOMETHING I really like about it, it's quite unique. What...
  76. Re: Licorice/ Anise fragrance about to be Discontinued

    Do you agree that it smells mostly like grapefruit and licorice?
  77. Licorice/ Anise fragrance about to be Discontinued

    While searching for licorice/anise frags today, I discovered Eau de Badian (1999) by L'Occitane. I have read the reviews, and the bottom line is this: Badian smells like grapefruit and licorice! And...
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    Re: What am I looking for?

    Hi, yes the BITTER the better, ha. Actually, you've given me lots to look up in the fragrance directory, but if it has AMBER in it, that's a deal-breaker. (I can't stand it.) Oh, about Midnight...
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    Re: What am I looking for?

    Thanks, but I am actually looking (and might have already found) something with BOTH grapefruit and anise together. (Incidentally, I already own Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin, and find the vanilla...
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    What am I looking for?

    Getting to the local mall isn't easy for me, I don't deal well with heavy traffic and crowds, and hot summer days stress me out! So I can't just hop in the car and take a sniff-journey whenever I...
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    Re: allergies

    I have also learned through the years to avoid any fragrances with AMBER in them. (I think that might be half of the Bath & Body Works female/unisex line.) Once I had to very politely ask a female...
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    Re: allergies

    Hi, yes, sinus/allergy problems caused me to give up my fragrances years ago. I have pets, so I wonder if somehow, through the years, I have become slightly immune to those problems. Either way, I...
  83. Midnight Pomegranate EDT from Bath/Body Works: for Men?

    A few years ago, I reviewed Bath & Body Works' Midnight Pomegranate, and gave it a thumbs down. Since then, I have changed my mind. In fact, today I bought the Edt. If only the folks at Bath & Body...
  84. Re: New Fragrance called Bohemian Rhapsody!

    Hmm, yes. I also imagine a strong anise/licorice note.
  85. New Fragrance called Bohemian Rhapsody!

    Okay, this is just wishful thinking, but since Kiss has their own fragrance (give me a break!), why not Queen? I imagine something burning-rubber/vanilla-type like Bulgari Black, only without the...
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    Re: Merry Christmas everyone

    Merry Christmas to you, too.
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    What's a good DRY or DARK fragrance?

    I am seeking something very dry to wear, similar to Platinum, only not as sweet (although Platinum is as close to perfect as I have found so far). I have some specifics: I don’t want any amber or...
  88. What COLORS do you see when you WEAR Platinum Egoiste? Or anything?

    When you think of your favorite fragrance, what do you see, especially, what COLORS do you see? When I think about my favorites (although unable to wear anymore due to sinus headaches), I usually get...
  89. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Oh, I remember that one: I really liked it, as I recall.
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    Demeter Fragrances are all I can wear

    Hi everybody,

    I am back. Although I have been a member the entire time, I left because of sinus problems, basically. As much as I love fragrance, I realized years ago I simply can’t wear...
  91. Re: Bath & Body Works: Midnight Pomegranate

    Actually, now that I have worn it for awhile, I still love the initial opening notes, but the drydown is a different story. I think the tobacco, musk, and patchouli kinda ruin it. What starts out as...
  92. Re: Bath & Body Works: Midnight Pomegranate

    Here's the breakdown, according to their own website:
    Top Notes: Pomegranate, Sparkling Citrus, Dewberry, Anise, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
    Mid Notes: Cassis, Black Berry, Iris, Jasmine, Raspberry
    Base...
  93. Bath & Body Works: Midnight Pomegranate

    I have recently discovered Bath & Body Works, and was wondering if anyone else has smelled Midnight Pomegranate? I think this "unisex" fragrance is amazing, and I rarely use the word "amazing". I...
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    Re: Where to try YSL frags?

    At Sephora the other day, the sales lady was very nice, and
    even gave me a couple of sample VIALS (with sprayers) to bring home. When I
    mentioned YSL, she told me it is "brand new", "just came...
  95. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin(original) versus Au Masculin Fraicheur

    I have only tried the original (which I bought online blind, since it seems to be discontinued everywhere I go), and I like it EXCEPT for that nasty, too vanilla drydown: I guess that's what you...
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    Safety: adding oils to hot water

    Although I'm not new to Basenotes, I'm new to Home Fragrances, and I have a question: I found this website, http://www.handstands.com/articles/make-your-air-fresheners.php and it says to make your...
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    Clove hurts

    I have been mixing essential oils together and wearing them on my wrist to work: that way, if the scent that evolves isn't up to my standard, I can simply wash it off easily. Well, for the first time...
  98. Re: Suggestions to give depth to sweet scent

    "right now it is sweet like candy and I would like to give it a bit of depth and sexiness"...

    I realize this is an old thread, but have you thought about turning up the vetiver to cut the...
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    Re: Byblos Bamboo - any comments

    I tested it once quite awhile ago: I remember I wasn't too impressed, and it reminded me of cheap candy (kinda like "Candies" for men or something).
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    Re: My Own Creation

    Tangerine/ginger/saffron/
    Clove/ginger Flower/p.v.c./
    Pink Pepper/vetyver/amber

    Sounds nice: I don't know what saffron smells like, but I think the ginger, clove, and pink pepper would make a...
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