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  1. Peau d'Espagne/Spanish Leather Santa Maria Novella

    Sample, decant or bottle, please.
    I can buy or swap.
  2. Or Black by Pascal Morabito in Ottawa or Montreal

    Hello all,

    I am wondering if a Basenoter in either Ottawa or Montreal owns Pascal Morabito's Or Black and would let me have a snif of it.

    Thanks in advance.
  3. [US + CANADA] Re: Lowered $: VTGE MYSORE, PATOU H., BEL AMI, GENTLEMAN, ÉGOISTE, M. LANVIN, AMOUAGE, TUSCANY and +

    Rebonjour!
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    Re: Help with Givenchy Gentleman

    It rather means 'visible level atomizer', probably because the bottle is factory-filled only up to where it's opaque cap sits.
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    Re: Help with Givenchy Gentleman

    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i276/rochebleue/DSC03280.jpg

    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i276/rochebleue/DSC03282.jpg
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    Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    Hi, don't know what you have exactly but could be interested in 'something', if still available.

    Thanks.
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Thanks Mythrol.

    Do you have any doubt about the ability of your sample's source to accurately identify vintage Égoïste?
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    ???
  9. Re: What are your thoughts on buying vintage splash colognes on ebay?

    As many previous posters mentionned, we DO know about the potential for bacteria in alcohol-based fragrances: bacteria can't survive in the latter.

    'I don't want to take a chance on applying...
  10. Re: What are your thoughts on buying vintage splash colognes on ebay?

    No.
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    Re: Guide to Choosing footwear

    ' Originally Posted by alices00ze:

    Leather truth is not afraid of fire then
    just bring what you buy lighters
    if the salesgirl told their truth
    burning skin test
    simply lighters up
    holding...
  12. [US + CANADA] Lowered $: VTGE MYSORE, PATOU H., BEL AMI, GENTLEMAN, ÉGOISTE, M. LANVIN, AMOUAGE, TUSCANY and +

    Original, 1964 MONSIEUR LANVIN, EdT 'atomiseur'.

    Considered 'King Of Civet' by some, discontinued in 1992.

    Approx. 53 of 60 ml (88%) left, in great, potent condition.

    The original ...
  13. Re: Search For A Great Sandalwood Concluded...In Unexpected Fashion.

    Do you mean that the 'sandalwood smell' in Sandalo is actually natural Sandalwood essential oil?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Muscarome and Tonquitone

    Any comparative impressions yet, cher Monsieur Kiler?
  15. Re: How to show 'number of feedbacks' under my username

    True!

    Many thanks, Naylor.
  16. Re: How to show 'number of feedbacks' under my username

    I already have feedbacks as a seller.

    I would like their number mentioned under my username.

    Thanks.
  17. How to show 'number of feedbacks' under my username

    I researched the object of my following question but couldn't find an answer.

    I noticed that some Basenoters' 'number of feedbacks' shows under their username.

    How can I achieve the same thing?...
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    Re: Summer lady killer - boat scent

    I do.

    I wouldn't want anyone with Kagi24's mindset anywhere near my daughter.
  19. Re: Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - typo/misspelled word.

    At the lower back of your box, in 'CET ARTICLE NE PEUT ETRE...', the latter word's first letter should be spelled Ê.
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    Re: I Just Don't Get Oud

    The same is true of Sandalwood oil, slight exaggeration aside.
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    Re: Muscarome and Tonquitone

    I am looking forward to your comparative impressions, Paul.
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    Muscarome and Tonquitone

    Has anyone had a chance to compare Muscarome and Tonquitone to one another?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: LVMH shuts down Monsieur Guerlain's website

    ...you support it shutting down.
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    Re: No more Chanel samples

    Sounds more 'cowardly' than 'respectable' to me.
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    Re: No more Chanel samples

    You're joking, right?
  26. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    So true!
  27. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    Thanks for your suggestion, I.D. Adam.

    Vintage Tabu EdP also sometimes pops-up on the Net.
  28. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    I must first say, David, that I don't want to ruin anyone's enjoyment by spreading misinformation.

    That said, I read, a few years ago, about vintage/antique talcs/body-powders having been...
  29. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    Thanks to all for your enlightening contributions.

    My impression is now that an extraction, especially with the limited tools at my disposal, would be more trouble than it is worth.

    I'll just...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Fantastically interesting post, Taha, thank you!
  31. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    Exactly, David, hoping said extraction will yield liquid 'Tabu' in a worthwhile concentration.
  32. Re: Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    Thanks for your reply, Jamie.

    If doable, I just want to turn my 'Tabu' powder into liquid 'Tabu'.

    Unless I am mistaken, all the ingredients, including Mousse de Saxe, that make-up 1940s 'Tabu'...
  33. Liquid fragrance from early 1940s 'Tabu' body-powder.

    Bonjour all,

    I own a small, sealed box of early 1940s 'Tabu' (by Dana) body-sachet/powder.

    I wish to achieve a liquid fragrance by extracting the aromatics from that powder.

    I would be...
  34. Re: Fragrances with the strongest Performance and tremendous Projection/Longevity

    Not anymore.
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    Re: Why the French´s fresh are not so fresh?

    Probably.
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    Re: Why the French´s fresh are not so fresh?

    I doubt the accuracy of that notion when some apply it to the unwashed body of fragrance-wearers from 'back then'.

    The majority of essential oils, and maybe of many other plant extracts, show...
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    Re: Giveaway TEST Lavandula Angustifolia samples

    Email sent, Greg, thanks in advance.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    If you are not familiar with actual Mysore Sandalwood to start with, how can you tell that the 'unique and different takes' have anything to do with that note?

    If you would like to get acquainted...
  39. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    In 1948, the funeral pyre for Mahatma Gandhi's cremation apparently used North-Eastern Australian Sandalwood for lack of Mysore lumber.

    The Mysore Sandalwood industry problems are not recent.
    ...
  40. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    ...because it most probably is.

    Bois Des Îles appears famous to industry-insiders for NOT using a single drop of natural Sandalwood, whatever the latter's origin.
  41. Thread: Ottawa

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    Re: Ottawa

    Does anyone in the Ottawa area have vintage, first formulation Dior Fahrenheit EDT that I could get a sample or 'snif' of?

    I have vintage, first formulation Chanel Égoiste and precious, antique...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    Excellent question!

    The answer might help to determine whether 'new old style' bottle and reputedly 'upgraded' formulation go hand-in-hand.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    Useful observation, thanks.



    Latest Égoiste uses New Caledonian Sandalwood whereas original Égoiste uses East Indian, possibly Mysore, Sandalwood.

    In pure oil form, the Indian smells to me...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    That's a valuable indication to go by, thank you.



    Unfortunately, the bottle of interest is hundreds of kilometers away.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    Does anyone know for certain if Égoiste's latest square/squat/shouldered bottle with small, smooth cap automatically equates reputedly 'upgraded' formulation?

    I have come upon such a bottle from...
  46. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    OudCave's Oud Mi Si Da.

    Lovely sweet, crystalline, water-colored breezes.
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    Re: Which Sicilian Mandarin in Égoiste?

    Very interesting, thank you.

    I'll look into Green Mandarin and it's 'best grade in perfumery' status.

    The fact that Égoiste is somewhat sweet had me immediately guessing sweetest Red Mandarin....
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    Which Sicilian Mandarin in Égoiste?

    Chanel's Égoiste, at least in it's original 1990 formula, has a Sicilian Mandarin note.

    Mandarin Essential Oil is usually available, from least to most sweet/ripe, as green, yellow or red...
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    Re: What actually smells like spice and wood?

    I spread a half-drop of vintage Mysore Sandalwood oil on my wrist before going to bed, almost 13 hours ago.

    I am just now out of a hot shower and the smell of that half-drop still lingers.

    A 5%...
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    Re: What actually smells like spice and wood?

    105 years-old Mysore Sandalwood Oil.

    Spicy, buttery, bittersweet wood.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th July 2015

    Vintage Chanel Égoiste with vintage Java Vétyver essential oil: 1 + 1 = 3
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    The earthy, moist and sweet smell of wild Reishi mushrooms growing on the trunk of a fragrant Eastern Hemlock tree.
  53. Re: New Chanel Platinum Egoiste & Egoiste bottles - reformulations ?

    If your 2012 Égoiste bottles have 'eau de toilette' printed UNDER 'Chanel' at the front of the bottle, they do not contain the original, 1990 Égoiste formulation.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    http://www.chanel.com/fr_FR/parfums-beaute/parfums/p/hommes/egoiste/egoiste-eau-de-toilette-vaporisateur-p114450.html
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Three grams of approximately 90 years-old Mysore Sandalwood Oil.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    That surprises me.

    In my experience, even the best New Caledonian Sandalwood, the type found in Égoiste's latest version, is no match for the East Indian Sandalwood used in Égoiste's original...
  57. Re: Possible fake Fahrenheit: significance of batch-code?

    Indeed.

    Thanks for everyone's advice to date.
  58. Re: Possible fake Fahrenheit: significance of batch-code?

    Doubt and concern are prompting me to seek help on Basenotes for evaluating said risk, Hednic.

    I am letting your advice sink in, though.

    Thank you.
  59. Possible fake Fahrenheit: significance of batch-code?

    Bonjour friends,

    I have come upon a sealed box, that I haven't yet bought, of what appears to be 100 ml of 1997 Fahrenheit EDT.

    I am familiar enough with the detailed depictions and tutorials...
  60. Re: Fake vs Real Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum - Pics

    + 1.

    Someone familiar with the language might also have noticed that the French text on the box is of poor quality.
  61. Re: Don't know the name for this perfume. Please help me!

    ...with a little help from 'Search Google for this image' !

    Thanks.
  62. Re: Don't know the name for this perfume. Please help me!

    Looks like 'Catsuit For Men' by Lamis:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Catsuit-For-Men-100ml-Toilette/dp/B0030GZP7Y/ref=pd_bxgy_194_img_y
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    Re: Nha Trang Vietnamese Wood

    My questions, now deleted, will be best answered by a free sample of Nha Trang Agarwood that a generous seller has put in the mail for me.

    Thanks.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Interesting, I'll...
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    Nha Trang Vietnamese Wood

    ...
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    Re: Extracting the fragrance from old beeswax?

    Pictures are great, Mumsy.

    Many thanks to all.
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    Re: Extracting the fragrance from old beeswax?

    Did you ever try spraying your creation?

    I am wondering about the risk of the wax eventually clogging-up a sprayer-mechanism.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Extracting the fragrance from old beeswax?

    Excellent plan!
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    Re: Extracting the fragrance from old beeswax?

    Maybe I am mistaken but I think hexane would require equipment too uncommon, exotic and costly for a hobbyist.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Extracting the fragrance from old beeswax?

    Thank you both for your enlightening input.

    I might just give Mumsy's heating/cooling method a try with a small amount of my wax.

    Even if some 'wax chains' eventually reform, maybe I could...
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    Extracting the fragrance from old beeswax?

    Hello,

    many years ago, I cleaned a few old bee-hives that were full of wax, mummified bees, propolis...

    I melted, filtered and saved that diffusive, heady gift from the bees and plants.

    I...
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    ...

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    For people wondering if Sandalwood Oil is ever...

    For people wondering if Sandalwood Oil is ever stored/sold in aluminum containers, here's a one ounce bottle from around 1935:
  73. Thread: Ottawa

    by grabuge
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    Re: Ottawa

    Wild Mysore Sandalwood Oil has been a fabled ingredient of perfumery for many hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

    It is a distillation of the heartwood from mature trees of the Santalum Album...
  74. Re: Article: Australian album Sandalwood - Gift Recipients

    As one of the lucky winners in this draw, I am both incredulous and overjoyed!

    Many thanks to Jordan, Basenotes and TFS.

    And a great year 2014 to all!

    - G.
  75. I highly doubted that the genetics of Santalum...

    I highly doubted that the genetics of Santalum Album would prove sufficient to yield the 'Mysore' aromatic profile from Australian soil, water, light...

    Thanks to the Australians for proving me...
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    Age-ability of Frankincense tincture

    Hello all,

    I am thinking of making a Frankincense tincture with perfumer's alcohol.

    Will it age and get better the same way that Frankincense oil does?

    Thanks in advance for enlightening me,...
  77. Help in forwarding USA purchase to Canada, please

    Hi,

    I am in Canada and want to buy an 'essential oil' from an eBay seller in Virginia who won't ship to anywhere outside of the USA.

    Is there an American Basenoter willing to receive my...
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    Re: Finding good Sandalwood...

    Hello abubakr_al-misky,

    I live near Ottawa, ON.

    Please count me interested in at least a sample of your Indian Sandalwood to come.

    Do you still have for sale your 12ml of the 'Moulvi and...
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