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If you also count compliments from gay men: I was chasing a guy to know what he was wearing. It was Fierce, not very common here in Belgium.
I bought it for myself, and I'm not impressed.
It was more like "wow you smell nice!" Perhaps they don't want to smell this on their husband after smelling it on a gay man.
I received several compliments today from different female colleagues at work. But I'm gay and they all know it, so... Escentric 02.
I've now made a 0.5% ambroxan solution, and it seems the best concentration for me, better than 0.1% and better than 1%.
I think in a blend I will use it at 0.2% of the finished product, as a...
Thank you edshepp, that's pretty high!
Recommandation is 10% in the fragrance concentrate, so I guess it could be about 2% in the finished product.
But it is not for your skin, so why not.
I showed this material to +/- 10 people, on my skin, on their skin, and always the same result.
Perhaps something is wrong with my material (dated?).
I really wonder what the concentration of Molecule 02 is.
I also wonder if I should use something else than hekserij's cosmetisch haarwater to dilute it.
Or perhaps should I try Cetalox instead....
I guess I'm a little anosmic to it. In each concentration, it lasts about 2 hour on me, then I can't smell it anymore.
Even if I spray on fabric, I can smell it when the alcohol has evaporated, but...
Frankly, I prefer the iso e-super that has a cleaner vibe to it, Timbersilk is drier, woodier.
I mixed 8ml of Timbersilk in 92ml of alcohol. (10%)
I think 8ml is enough, I could even try 6 or 7ml,...
Yes David, that's the way I will work.
But any comments about the 5% Ambroxan of Chris Bartlett?
I'm so puzzled, a great member of this forum creates Molecule 02 with 5% Ambroxan:
But as mumsy said, I've also seen the recommandation of TGSC, or of Hermitage Oils:
"In pure form it is...
I made some tests at my office. When spraying 1% solution, everybody can smell it after the alcohol has evaporated.
If my coworkers go back to their place and come back to my place 2 hours later,...
So, to create a single note fragrance, should I use less than 1%, as Nizan suggested?
Thank you for this interesting answer.
But if it is olfactory fatigue, how can I explain that I smell it again when I apply a new spray?
0.1% as a single note?
At 1% it lasts a little on my skin, not at all on my clothes.
Never experienced something like that.
At 5% in alcohol, the smell is not very nice, too strong and dry.
It doesn't last.
At 1%, it smells very good.
It doens't last.
I don't think so.
When I don't smell it...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've tested 5% Ambroxan solution and it was weak and not pleasant to my nose.
I have a much better result now by using 1 gram Ambroxan into 120ml alcohol.
For me, they are like twins. Timbersilk is a little drier but unlike Renegade I don't smell more sweetness than iso e super. Iso e super smells greener and more multi faceted to me, I might prefer...
I also diluted the Timbersilk to 10% now, and it's just perfect.
Thank you all for your replies!
I diluted the ambroxan further to 1% and is nicer, cleaner smelling.
But Nizan says it could even be 0.1%... really?
Would you still notice it? This stuff is crazy!
Would there be a difference between
using 1 spray of a 4% ambroxan solution
using 2 sprays of a 2% ambroxan solution?
I ask this because I have a 10% Iso E-Super solution and a...
What dilution do u use for Habanolide?
Yes, Escentric 03 is much better but I would not spend that kind of money for such a fragrance.
I'm pretty sure vetiveryl acetate is a part of Encre Noire, like iso e-super, and I like...
Thank you Chris!
I didn't know Norlimbanol could create nose fatigue, in Timbuktu I smell it forever.
As for Vetiveryl acetate like in Molecule 03, same thing, I don't have any nose fatigue and I...
I've already made some single molecule fragrances, like
- timbersilk (iso e-super)
Are there other aromachemicals that could work by their own?
I have a preference for long lasting...
Thank you nicok!
I didn't know methyl antranilate should be used so sparingly!
I thought it could be used up to 10% of the final product.
If I make a fragrance 80% ethanol and 20% fragrance, using...
Thank you so much!
Vertenex sounds like one of the ingredients:
"Sweet, almost creamy woody odor with a soft floral undertone" (perfumersapprentice)
And how could I obtain the turpentine note?
I've once made my own Molecule 01, and I was in love.
Today, I'm smelling a Molecule 02 sample, I think it's nice but I really have to press my nose close to my skin to smell something.
I'm so in love with this scent, I want to make my own one.
What I smell:
- Hinoki Wood
- Iso E Super
- Clean flower
I'm very sorry to announce this has been reformulated and/or diluted.
I've bought a bottle at the Annick Goutal shop in Brussels.
The juice is not as dark as it was before, and the projection is...
My favorite incense is perhaps CdG Hinoki, but I have longevity/sillage issues.
I also love Passage d'Enfer, but same issues, even worse.
Full Incense is nice.
Olibanum is perfection, but you have...
I own them all.
I adore Aoud Musk.
Black Aoud and M7 are to sweet.
Dark Aoud is to dry.
Aoud Musk is perfection, and it lasts forever.
I tried both.
I would wear PoL, but I prefer Paestum Rose that's sure!
It is masculine on me, I receive tons of compliments.
A female coworker tried it and it was too manly for her.
You should really try Paestum Rose.
First 2012 purchases made!
L'Air du Désert Marocain
White Linen - Estée Lauder
Arabian Diamond is superb too!
And it's waiting in my wardrobe for me to apply, but I'm not in a hurry. Sorry!
Did you try Paestum Rose? Black Aoud is a better bang for the buck too.
My favorites are:
Shalimar EDP (only to think of it can make my eyes wet)
L'Air du Désert Marocain
Knowing (try it, it's a better Kouros)
Lolita Lempicka EDP (women...
To all Kouros lovers: please give Knowing (Estée Lauder) a try.
It will replace my Kouros when the bottle is empty.
It is similar to Kouros, but I prefer it to Kouros.
Absolue Pour le Soir
1) L'Air du Désert Marocain
2) Lolita Lempicka EDP for women
3) Knowing (only when my Kouros is empty)
The cashier (oh wait it's a male, but OK he was cute) at the supermarket:
'I know: it's Gentleman The One'
'Sorry, I can't smell it. Did I spray too much? It's the first time I...
I didn't post this here, someone moved a part of a topic into here...?
This was a reply, but where are previous comments?
I posted in Male fragrance discussion.
Thank you for your answer!
I own Musc Ravageur, but I prefer Musc Koublaï Khan, Kiehl's and even Jovan.
Kiehl is a little too sweet for me, Jovan is not strong enough, MKK is not...
Even Cool Water was great when it was launched.
Like the vintage version of Alyssa Ashley Musk, Benetton Colors the black bottle (very different from the blue one), Trends Les Copains, ... and so many others that just don't smell like they used...
Thank you! I've read that Musk Ketone should be diluted in something else than alcohol.
And I'm not sure if it is the ingredient I am missing for so many years... :(
I receive some very nice feedback on the new squarish bottle, but I have to apply a lot.
With the actual version of M7 (squarish bottle Oud Absolu), you'll have to overspray if you are out and if you want to be noticed.
I use about 10 sprays to the office... And people tell me I smell...
I read that this ingredient has been restricted a lot.
I loved a lot of musk scents 15-20 years ago, can't find one anymore! :(
They don't smell real, and they are weak.
I suspect the...
I still don't understand why I first hated it...
Yesterday I bought Habit Rouge EDP.
After sampling Shalimar numerous times, after hating it, I finally bought it today.
I think it's one of my best purchases ever.
So here is my...
I compared v2 to v3: v3 smells better, has better longevity and is not as sweet as v2.
Perfect for me.
I've tested the new one today.
Longevity is better than my old bottle.
It is drier, smokier, cleaner; the ugly sweetness is toned down, and the notes are better mixed than before, smooth fragrance...
Wonderwood was similar to Dark Aoud to my little nose.
I have the OSO1 EDP batch (May 2010 without simili).
I confirm that when comparing it to the EDP with simili and M7, EDP with simili is between M7 and HR EDP OSO1 May 2010.
EDP with simili has less...
That should be funny, I love your accent!
I have the current formulation and its lasting power is just unreal. The heat makes it smell heavenly.
That's a scent... I thought it was made for cold weather.
But it is even nicer when the weather is hot and I'm sweating.
The lasting power is great.
Yes, there is a cheap note similar to a note in...
Last time I ordered, the samples were much bigger than at luckyscents, and they had a spray.
Thank you all!
I've managed to try Encre Noire in a local store today, and it's similar to He Wood - Rocky Mountain.
Yes, I smell Iso E Super + Vetyver.
Won't buy a full bottle of it! :)
What do you think?
I've worn Dehn Amber to work.
Lasting power is excellent.
First 2 hours are dirty, but after I get Amber Extreme Prada, but much more powerful!
Tomorrow will be ... Secret Man.
I've tried some Sultan Al Oud & some Dehn Amber before going to bed.
First one was good smelling but second one smelled really dirty.
Now, after one night, Sultan Al Oud smells dirty and Dehn Amber...
My nose says stop for today.
The fragrances are great, my only concern: could these products be dangerous to our health, as they don't follow European or American rules?
Today, I've received:
Al Direyah For Men
Dehn Al Oud
Sultan Al Oud
I bought the 100gr bottle :)
Just received it today, I love the fragrance!
But ... how do you apply it?
What do you use to apply it?
There is no roll-on or other system.
I used the cap, but I'm afraid of making the oil...
The cloves I can smell actually please my nose, without the cloves this scent would be common. But I also smell cinnamon. :(
Thank you Ekove, but I don't feel it's similar. I have a strong lipstick odor with Dior Homme Intense. Not that bad, but not bottle worthy for me.
Is there something like MR without the cinnamon?
It's the only note in this perfume that I don't like.
I also would love to find a longer lasting Kiehl's Musk.
I own both the oil and the EdT,...
Yes I did it at work, I could not wait! :)
I've received the package at work today.
I mixed everything.
I could smell a faint odor, I sprayed it on myself, couldn't smell that much, but received more than 10 compliments today.
Yesterday, I've just ordered some Iso E Super, a big bottle to mix and three smaller bottles with a sprayer and some accessories to make pouring easy.
I wrote a topic on basenotes too.
Six Scents Series Two 2 Damir Doma: Ende / Anfang Seven New York
Chergui and Pi Givenchy are too similar too my nose.
Estée Lauder - Sensuous Noir
L'Instant Extrême, and it lasts forever.
Here is my order at hekserij dot nl
23021-6 Iso E super (Amberon) 50 ml 1 € 5,00 € 5,00
29550-8 Cosmetisch haarwater 250 ml 1 € 2,50 € 2,50
14026-1 Uitgietring DIN28 1 € 0,10 € 0,10...
Thank you Dorje123!
That's the same concentration than Molecule 01 right?
Stronger would be dangerous?
Thank you both!
I'm very bad at DIY things...
I would love to find someone who does this kind of things.
1) it is not strong
2) it is too expensive
My HG is... Iso Super E.
I've tried the Escentric Molecule 01.
I love it!
It is all what I love in Kyoto, Hinoki, Fahrenheit, Tam Dao, etc.
Please help me find a long lasting female scent with cedar, but without jasmine, vanilla or fruits.
I'm a male. :)
but more soapy? Of course with very good sillage and longevity?
I don't know... Just bought Aoud Rose Petals from ausliebezumduft (not the same place where I bought BA) and longevity is even worse?! Paestum Rose is a sillage/longevity monster comparing to the...
Thank you for your advices!
Do you know Micallef's Arabian Diamond?
Paradise in a bottle too.
The more I try Aoud Rose Petals, the more I love it.
It made me realize that what I don't like in...
Wow, ausLiebezumDuft.de is great!
Nice packaging, and a few little presents.
First, the presents (samples):
BYREDO Gipsy Water: very similar to Tam Dao
LOEWE 7: similar to Cacharel pour Homme
L'Artisan is usually to weak for me.
I've received Aoud Rose Petals... Nice smell, but longevity is worse ans the smell is weaker... :(
I hope I'll find some powerful rose in the fragrances I've sampled.
Here is my order:
Montale - Aoud Roses Petals MONTALMRYO2-100 1 122,00 €
Domenico Caraceni - Eau de Toilette DC01-A 1 3,00 €...
After 1 night, I can smell it on the pillow, but not on my skin. :(
Anyway, I hope I'll prefer Aoud Rose Petals, the patchouli in BA is too loud for me, I prefer more rose.
Montale doesn't answer email.
I've just ordered Aoud Rose Petals at ausliebezumduft, will see how they compare.
For example, Kouros lasts much longer here...