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    Re: Santa Maria Novella cologne bottles

    Thank you dear Mimi!

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    Oh! another July 3rd! Wow! What year though :rolleyesold:

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    Santa Maria Novella cologne bottles

    Do these bottles of Santa Maria Novella have spray type heads or only drop type? [see attachment for photo of the bottle] Thanks!
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    Re: How do you know your skin type?

    @hednic +1 Be proactive! Do your own ideas and see if you are on the right track.
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    Re: fragrance catogories

    You could also buy (or borrow from your library system) Turin and Sanchez's book (A-Z Perfumes) and read their categories. They have a nice addendum that lists all of the most common categories and...
  5. Re: distinguishing between types of perfumes...

    Rather than approach the question from the viewpoint of classification, I'd recommend that you not blind buy anything. Beg or buy a sample first. For what you'd spend on one blind buy that you don't...
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    Re: Are all of these safe for the office?

    Dear Liquid, thank you for being considerate enough to ask. Some people give fragrances a bad name - you know who I mean. Their scent walks into the room 10 feet in front of them and stays around...
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    Re: New Member Continues into a new year

    Well after all that about my "mono-fragrance" life of late, I decided tonight to break out my little vial of vintage Arpege. I've been saving it for a really cold wintery night and tonight fits that...
  8. Re: Too much time with same scents. Need new recommendations.

    Boy you don't fool around! I was just going to caution you on blind buying per se; but it looks like you have already done so. So how do you like your blinds? How do you like your Guerlain?
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    Re: Help with finding chemical free fragrance

    +1 'have a look into the www.profumo.it site. The perfumer, Dominique Dubrana, is a member of basenotes and hosts a Social Group here and I'm sure would be open to frank discussion if you see...
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    Poll: Re: my next blind buy

    Never make a blind buy.
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    Re: ARRRRGGGH whats wrong with my skin??

    I am in agreement with Cacio. Nil desparandum!
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    New Member Continues into a new year

    Well here I am writing my first post in this new year. My last post was in early November 2011. And really I have not written anything since then because I felt that I did not have anything of much...
  13. Thread: Oakmoss

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    Re: Oakmoss

    I had noticed lichens growing on our pines here in Spokane County, Washington and got curious. Went to this website of the herbarium of University of Washington, and sure enough, Evernia prunastri...
  14. Re: Coty, L'Oreal, Lauder, Revlon all support SOPA

    Just what the World does NOT need. More regulations. And in this case not only regulating but CENSORING the Net. This isn't about anything except getting control of the Internet for government.
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    Re: Most Natural Smelling Rose Soliflore

    By the way excellent thread! I have a special fondness for rose soliflores and am learning some to try myself.

    30 Roses: it's sent me back to my stash! LOL.

    Oh and to the OP, good luck on your...
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    Re: Most Natural Smelling Rose Soliflore

    I will cancel out your vote I am afraid: -1 Sa majeste la rose. I found it horrid. And of course, not natural either. But my opinion only. I am sure some folks really dig it.
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  18. "Poor lady! Such a beautiful life, cut short so...

    "Poor lady! Such a beautiful life, cut short so tragically!"

    I had never heard of her, being a newcomer. You wrote "tragically". Was this an accident? or ? No one has yet said the causes and one...
  19. duplicate Basenotes is being difficult this a.m.

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  20. Hmmm...a variety of opinions. For me, it's a...

    Hmmm...a variety of opinions.

    For me, it's a free (sort of) country. And if an author or authors want to publish a book that is like the Best 100 of a former title of theirs, fine. If you don't...
  21. Re: Pass-the-book: Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent, USA only

    Hello L./30 Rose, I have not read it and would very much appreciate receiving your copy when my turn comes around. I've always love Ellena's writings and thoughts!
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Well this is typical. The People had better wake up soon before Big Brother has his boot on their necks FOREVER.
    The IFRA and the other New World Order creeps have only what power The People allow...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Oh, that's sounds rather regressive! Do we have any idea why Guerlain would, as it were, lose their ever-living minds, and screw up the most wonderful fragrance in their collection? Or is this just...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Well heck Cacio, I don't know what I've got. Ordered it from an independent on that Crystal Flacon place this year. I'd have to get my hands on a vintage to know. The problem is that stuff is...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Just a quick note on an interesting experience today. I was in the stacks of my branch library when I smelled a fragrance. It was a female scent. And it reminded me of that day in Frankfurt's...
  26. And if the IFRA wants to play really rough, then...

    And if the IFRA wants to play really rough, then that business can say, "OK, fine. We'll just relocate our business outside of your jurisdiction". And then all the other companies that don't like the...
  27. Diamond: "Well, nobody asked them to! Even...

    Diamond: "Well, nobody asked them to! Even potentially fatal foodstuff such as nuts are still widely sold...".

    Thank you to Diamond and all of you! Good for you! Keep thinking for yourself....
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    Fragrance passion on back burner

    I find that my fragrance interest has had to take a backseat this Autumn season.

    I have been busy with other stuff and have not even had time to test some of the rose round robin samples I...
  29. It's great to hear that someone in the industry...

    It's great to hear that someone in the industry wants to honor tradition.

    However, it really does distress me every time I have to think about the collectivist actions taken by governments...
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/47471/2583395880057396999S425x425Q85.jpg

    The vintage bottle.
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    Resembles Nero too much for my sensibilities!:laugh:
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    This bottle is circa 1983 when it was introduced. The later bottles are not near as elegant as this original....
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    Neil I like your Dior homme intense. Very elegant!

    petruccijcm yours is rather um...phallic. But of course there is nothing wrong with phallic, LOL. I bet it does fit well in hand. No, no, no...
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    http://www.valentineperfume.com/product_thumbnail_images/t_24835.jpg
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    OK, my latest acquisition, a small bottle of Jean Marie Farina arrived this week and I have been having fun spraying away! Doesn't last long on me but I knew that going in. But I really do love these...
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    Plethora of articles from Grant!

    Wow! Looking at our "front page" of the website I see many articles/new from Grant. More than I've seen from him at one time ever. I wonder, does this mean that he has finally caught up with his list...
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    1. I live in Spokane WA.
    2. Unless you live in one of the larger metropolises it doesn't matter if you live in Texas or Washington. Very few of the cities of Spokane's size have any kind of...
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    Yes I mentioned this thread in my first post. It featured bottles that were owned and was in Men's. So I felt this new thread was a legitimate one, ahem.
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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    Ah Leo! those are sublime. I had not seen these. Thanks, Breck
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    Most Beautiful Bottles

    There is a thead here on the ugliest perfume bottles/containers. I was just wondering why we couldn't have the opposite. The most attractive and beautiful ones. I'll start with this classic:
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  41. Re: Embarking on a fragrance odyssey, and discoveries on the way...

    Dear Ben, it has been surprising to me how many newcomers to scents (and soon to BN) feel the same way almost exactly. It comes as a sort of epiphany. Perrhaps it has always been so, but with the...
  42. Re: Turin & Sanchez -- A Little Book of Perfumes

    96% of 1800 is not 96 perfumes. My only quibble with your essay Sorcery.
    Thanks for posting it. I really enjoy my 200 perfumes guide from Susan Irvine and seems that Luca and Tania have done a...
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    Re: i am so worried. please help me... =(

    Hmmm...can't buy Everclear in the Philippines? That is also the case in my state of Washington and also in the two adjoining states of Oregon and Idaho. Apparently the Government is protecting...
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    Re: Hello everyone! Compliment here...

    What They Said :laugh: y tambien bienvenido!
  45. Re: What smells do you have an obsession with that aren't perfumes?

    Pinyon pine burning in November in Santa Fe.
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    Re: i am so worried. please help me... =(

    Try contacting Mandy Aftel at www.aftelier.com
    Also Essential Oil University at www.essentialoils.org
    Good luck.
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    Re: Ugliest Cologne/Perfume Bottle?

    Actually I think this is the worst...

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/Shocking-Schiaparelli.jpg
  48. Re: List all the fragrances that you think smells like from the Medieval Time?

    If you are talking about the actual smell of the Middle Ages, then it would have to be Secretions Magnifique!
    The Middle Ages in Europe were a terribly smelly, dirty, disease-ridden, foul, lousy...
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    This is weird

    Here's something rather odd that I just perceived this morning. Some background on the "phenomenon". Last night I was wearing my Molinard Vanilla. There was some residual scent left this morning, but...
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    Re: Ugliest Cologne/Perfume Bottle?

    http://www.beaute-test.com/prod/img26625.jpg

    Feminite du Bois
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Yes it was the Acqua di Parma. Now I remember. It was more than one person though I believe. I'll have to research that. But there is some remembrance that a group of businessmen found out that AdP...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Hmm...I have never smelled anything other than the JMF that I received in my first sample order from The Perfumed Court. I assume that was not vintage. I wasn't aware of any formula change. I have...
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    4711

    My bottle of 4711 cologne arrived this week. I have to laugh at myself. The last time I wore this fragrance was 1992. My memory of this fragrance over the past 19 years has obviously gotten a bit off...
  54. Very interesting. I wish that you all had had...

    Very interesting. I wish that you all had had more than 7 minutes though.
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    Re: I need an insane jasmine

    Jason you got some great answers. I was reading all the responses very carefully as I am attractied to soliflores. As for jasmine essential oils, I have some from Eden Botanicals. It is quite true to...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Greetings cacio! I will have to check those out. Breck
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    Full bottle worthy

    I so seldom buy a full bottle of anything, so when I do I think it worth a special mention. In this instance I purchased an old friend from many years ago, the original cologne 4711. Even though I...
  58. Re: I haven't been able to find my perfect signature fragrance. Suggestions?

    Relatively new is the operative phrase! For me three years seems like alot of time, since I began this past February. Good luck on your search. What's the Taoist saying? It's not the destination it's...
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    Re: The Hotel Smell

    On one level I find this perfuming of a whole space dangerous for a business, because people's tastes in scent are so different. One runs the risk of doing just what this Westin has done to...
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    Re: Guerlain Apres L'Ondee extrait

    Interesting thread as history about my HG too!
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    Another scent revisited- Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare

    I am continuing to re-visit certain scents that I acquired last summer as samples to test. I guess that one way to characterize my interest in fragrances is more in the line of testing, curiosity,...
  62. Update: last in line Group B

    Hi All,

    I'm #7 in the Group B and thus last in the line. I received the packet of samples last week. As a relative newcomer, the sheer number of samples was pretty daunting! Given how slow I am in...
  63. Re: An unscented voice in perfumed-cacophony: Are you like me?

    Nay it takes one to know one. I have enjoyed your company out on the tail ends!
  64. Re: An unscented voice in perfumed-cacophony: Are you like me?

    I believe there is just a "type" of human being that is very sensitive to the World. For some this sensitivity is manifested the most strongly in a hyper-awareness of sounds. With others it might be...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Thanks for that observation. I'll keep what you say in mind!
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    Rose Round Robin

    Round Robins are not fat birds with red breasts. Once, before email, people used to write words on real paper and send them to each other by U.S. Mail. Really, they did. And sometimes a group of...
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    Re: Where do you buy your decants?

    +1.
  68. Re: Perfume that discloses ALL its ingredients

    Actually for me it is good enough to know the notes. From looking at top, middle and base, I can get a pretty good idea of what a scent is about. Keep in mind that some perfumes contain hundreds of...
  69. Re: An unscented voice in perfumed-cacophony: Are you like me?

    Wow! I had thought I was alone! I have written elsewhere on this website (most recently over on Female fragrances under "Paris"; but at length on my "New Member Continuation" thread on Just Starting...
  70. Re: Fougère / citrus classic fragrance for men recommendation?

    Agreed. You wanted loud (actually "lound")? well this is it!
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    Re: Help me with the female fragrance

    Good Bono! At least let the OP know that we need something to go on! LOL.
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    Re: If you had a choice!

    Interesting thread/poll. Since I do not know what either one is, I'll store same away for some day when I get chance to test both.
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    Interesting development...

    ...or should it be evolution?

    I have been re-visiting a few fragrances that I tested once or twice some while ago, since I now have the extra available time. (Not having acquired any new samples...
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    Re: Desperate to find fragrance

    :grin:
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    Re: Paris by YSL

    No one else seems to know either. Some point to 2008, which seems very late. Levine's book is copyrighted 2000 and I get the impression she reviewed the real stuff. However...just a guess.
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    Re: Paris by YSL

    I tend to think of the "pure florals" as the real classics of perfumery. That is, what perfume is all about. Just my opinion. I have been doing some reading up on these in Levine's book. Some very...
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    Re: Paris by YSL

    I have read of the reformulation on this one. Not good. Would the vial which is coming possibly be the vintage? I ask since you mention the Perfumania Paris but not the samples box. Regardless, it is...
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    Paris by YSL

    I was perusing my copy of The (other) Perfume Guide, by Susan Irvine, and noticed the perfume called Paris by YSL (actually composed by the legendary Sophia Grojsman, 1983).

    Susan's description...
  79. Re: Making Scents of It: A Guide to Vetiver (Chandler Burr for GQ)

    What?! Chandler is now "THE GQ's fragrance expert"?? When did that happen? I suppose that GQ is upwardly mobile from the New York Times?
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    Re: Autumn Fragrance

    Sorry, I was trying to be trendy. Appeal to the younger crowd here. But maybe they don't use those monikers anymore? Anyway by definition, an old lady is oh...60+ maybe? A chick is anyone under 30.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 28 Sept 2011

    Poison

    ...just because.

    BTW some truly great choices y'all!
  82. Re: Review of Middle Earth perfume oil by Scent by the Sea

    But we digress....
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    Re: Autumn Fragrance

    Hmm...new to you I suppose? If so I'd have to know what you've already become familiar with. If you mean newly introduced then that's probably what the above posters have given. But I was a bit...
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    Re: Autumn Fragrance

    I have actually been saving my samples of vintage Arpege by Lanvin. Basically an "old lady" fragrance these days in the context of a female wearing it. In other words, most chicks probably wouldn't....
  85. Re: Is there a disadvantage to applying with a finger instead of a vaporizer?

    Well like I said, I believe vaporization projects the scent more.
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    Re: Some of the most classic scents...

    Oh! indeed you do! But at least we've narrowed the field somewhat for you. The above recommendations might look like alot, but when you consider all the ones we didn't mention...good luck.
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    Re: Desperate to find fragrance

    Sorry couldn't resist that plug for moderation. Still, it is very, very hard to buy fragrances for one's "other". Perilous in fact in my own experience! LOL. Unless you know what they like...then you...
  88. Re: Is there a disadvantage to applying with a finger instead of a vaporizer?

    Good question. IF...I say IF you can get the stupid thing off, then of course use it like a sample with your fingers. Most spray tops won't come off. A spray uses alot more fragrance than manual...
  89. Re: What is your number 1 cologne you cant live with out?

    Oooh, you are going to get lots of replies to this one methinks.

    Pour moi c'est Santa Maria Novella's Violetta, mais oui!
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    Happy 100th Birthday English Fern!

    I just noticed that English Fern was introduced in 1911. Hence it is 100 years old this year! Kinda cool, I thought.
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    Re: Desperate to find fragrance

    What hednic wrote, and also, don't let's get "desparate" about fragrances! They are not that important, LOL.
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    Re: Sampling Drug Store Fragrances

    Also, as a footnote, keep in mind that Emeraude and other Coty scents have been totally re-formulated from the original masterpieces. Now they are drugstore brands but once were royalty. Alas!
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    Re: Citris Cologne Recommendations?

    Why only newer scents? Try the classics: Jean Marie Farina (1806), Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916), and 4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser (1792).
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    Re: Some of the most classic scents...

    The cologne 4711 must be mentioned at near the top of any list. Has been around since 18th century, apparently with little change. Was used by such fellows as Napoleon and Wagner.
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    Re: Trump Hotel Lobby Scent

    Almost. I would hate to think I am giving any money to The Donald.
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    Re: Some of the most classic scents...

    Alfa Rom has you off to an excellent start, leaving only we following posters to underline one or another of his choices.
    I am an older man too and do not like alot of the more modern scents. And I...
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    Re: Trump Hotel Lobby Scent

    Just a quick welcome. That's a tough question, limited as it is to someone who has been where you were. So don't feel bad if no one answers right away. I found it interesting that this hotel perfumes...
  98. Re: Overwhelmed noob looking to sort out what it is I like

    Welcome Rsq. As a newcomer myself (after only 6 mos. I do still qualify don't I?) I can offer no information to help you. Just wanted to say Hi! and again Welcome! One piece of advice guaranteed to...
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    Re: New Member Continuation

    Recently I took the next step after testing samples, which is, to conclude that one likes a certain fragrance enough from one's testing, to actually buy it in a larger quantity. This I did this past...
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    Re: How do i get this wretched scent off?

    Having compounded the problem with the second fragrance, I am not sure that my usual will work but you may wish to try it.
    I use vinegar straight followed by hot soapy water rinse. HTH. I have had...
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