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  1. Re: Ormonde Jayne...Four Corners- One Simple Question

    Thanks everyone-

    I pretty much thought that it was a lot of hype. Althought some may like or love them, the high price tag was just not warranted or justified.
  2. Ormonde Jayne...Four Corners- One Simple Question

    I realize everyone may have their favorite(s) from this line, however, over all...

    Are they really worth the price that is being asked? (One is priced at $280 and then they jump to $400-$550...
  3. Re: Vera Bradley preparing to enter fragrance market

    Perfume has a very, very high mark up as does jewelry, because it is considered a luxury item. Unless a company comissions a totally disasterous fragrance and markets it poorly, it will sell and...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

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    Thanks for this bit of info!

    Now why would anyone call a synthetic amber, in this case 'Amber Core', "Angel Guidance"?

    Yup, ....the more you...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    @deadidol
    Thanks for those condensed descriptions and quick reviews! 'Calling All Angels' does seem popular; I would have never guessed it was a bit reminiscent to Messe de Minuet! I had Messe...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    @rynegne; I purchase and wear scents from AbdesSalaam so I am familiar with his offerings. Super to work with! And I agree... I am very choosy with what I will wear. If it isn't something I would...
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    thanks- for the replies everyone

    @dougczar; Calling All Angels had me interested the most because of the incense. I didn't care for Sahara Noir; it went all cinnamon on me as the predominant note....
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    April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    Well, Luckyscent is raving about this line, newer to their store.

    About them, the official write-up does say:

    "We loved the impulse and the benefits of naturals, we just never found anything...
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    Re: Beware royalperfumery.ca!

    [QUOTE=weylin;3178812]It might be a good idea to have a pinned list of retailers to avoid.
    I placed an order with Royalperfumery on May 31 and have not had a reply since.
    The money was taken from...
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    Re: You want vintage?

    “Piesse & Lubin”

    Same 'Lubin' family/perfume house who re-created today's version of Marie Antoinette's original "Black Jade"?

    I say 'version' because it is absolutely no where near what it...
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    EU Regulations Update from SSS

    from Laurie Erickson @ Sonoma Scent Studio:

    https://sonomascent.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/eu-regulations-update/

    "Reports are coming out that the EU has decided, at least for now, to continue to...
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    Re: Horrendous security score for BN

    Not good. I would have thought that a well known and world wide used site like this would be secure. My mistake. It would be very, very wise to fix this 'oversite' (?), 'problem' (?) 'lack of ability...
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    Re: Do You Wear Alkemia Perfume Oils?

    Thanks for the info. I've heard the name bandied about and some people like the oils, so I thought I'd get some feedback here. Must have some kind of following tho, been around for a while and sells...
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    Do You Wear Alkemia Perfume Oils?

    Just wanted to suggest (or bring to remembrance) this site for those who haven't heard about it yet and those rather enjoy wearing perfume in oil form.

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/Alkemia

    Tons...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama EDC Original discontinued..

    http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Men/Fragrance.jsp

    new:

    Compass-opens with a confident blend of Ivory Coast lemon, ripe grapefruit and vibrant violet. A heart of spicy pimento, lavender and...
  16. Re: Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Has anyone tried these?

    Thanks hednic !
  17. Re: Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Has anyone tried these?

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/category/all-other-perfume-houses/_other-perfume-houses-s-z/stephane-humbert-lucas-777/
  18. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Would love to see a Kilian Black oud split.

    :happy:
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    Re: Madhat Fragrances

    thanks llp, I really should have researched first!

    Upon reading the opinions on these, they sound fairly good, with too much smoke for my taste. I love NK Incense and don't think I'd enjoy a...
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    Madhat Fragrances

    Okay, this is a new one for me, never heard of them before a basenoter had a mention on their post.


    Can anyone here give a review on their offerings?

    I'm reading about 'Americana Rust' &...
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    Re: Dove Of Peace by Bathed and Infused

    You can always sample first, then determine your choice!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: The Fragrance Factory

    True. With many of their discontinued frags. I was fortunate to get an extremely good price on an authentic perfume (not an edp, also a few years back) that I was looking for.

    Those are the...
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    The Fragrance Factory

    This is a site for discontinued and hard to find perfumes, edp's, etc, ranging from a discontinued hard to find hidden gem to discontinued mainstream scents from the past..if your looking for a...
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    Re: Kilian Jumbo Size still being sold?

    Nope, not offered anymore in stores or direct from their site. I've got 2 big boys of B to B that I purchased @ Saks online a few years ago and storing till I need them. Around that same time, they...
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    Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    Those who like Thierry Muglers frags, Pure Wood is coming soon!

    Exclusive access on 7.15.14 at muglerusa.com

    I can't find any other info about it whatsoever.
    ...
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    Re: Done with EBay it's infested with fakes..

    Of course, no one goes to Ebay to "gamble"!

    However it is a gamble buying discontinued perfumes, even sealed & unopened ones on Ebay or anywhere else. Ebay has their buyer protection plan if...
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    Re: Done with EBay it's infested with fakes..

    Yup. I've had some great experiences buying discontinued gems from sellers on ebay. Only once was the perfume old and the seller refunded right away. I rarely look for the power sellers for perfume...
  29. Re: FYI Notes From 'Perfume in Progress' = Sonoma Scent Studio

    Also just the cost of 'exporting/importing' for re-sale within another country is also enormous. There are import/export fees, possible broker fees, and as Laurie cited, an enormous amount of...
  30. Re: FYI Notes From 'Perfume in Progress' = Sonoma Scent Studio

    You are most welcome!

    I have no idea if international shipping direct from SSS will be available. That's somewhat different than exporting to another country to sell product within that country.
    ...
  31. FYI Notes From 'Perfume in Progress' = Sonoma Scent Studio

    First, new SSS floral edp coming:

    notes: bergamot, blood orange, soft aldehydes, beeswax absolute, ylang complete oil, jasmine sambac absolute, tuberose absolute, rose damascones, ginger CO2,...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I have purchased direct from SSS for quite some time now and have never seen a discount or coupon direct from Laurie. Maybe I missed them, but don't believe so! (On the...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Lot's of (especially top note) citrus, a quieter scent, slightly 'dry', blended well so most individual notes do not stand out. Not too spicy. I think that I like this one out of all her 'Naturals'...
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    Re: Favorite Vintage Scents- some insight

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I've been wearing many of Laurie's creations for quite a while now and agree that SSS offers a lot of great scents.
    As a lover of Incense frags, one of them is Laurie's 'Incense Pure', but I find...
  36. Re: Hmmm...A Fragrance "Primer" Spray? "Canvas and Concrete"

    Thanks evogel, for your review! I think I'll keep using body lotion that doesn't have aloe vera in it.
  37. Hmmm...A Fragrance "Primer" Spray? "Canvas and Concrete"

    I guess that too many scents are so fleeting in staying power these days that someone has created a fragrance "primer" to use before your perfume.

    "Canvas and Concrete's fragrance primer is...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    I have personally never heard of anyone suing. However, fear can be a powerful motivator to ensure compliance. All it would take is just one {male or female} gold digger who smelled a reward of...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

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    You are correct that Basenoters won't stop IFRA or even slow them down. It's my opinion that the collective buying power of Basenoters doesn't even come close to the money attached to...
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    Re: EC Looks to Ban Three Fragrance Ingredients

    My thoughts on the subject:

    Many of the posters assessments are correct.

    It has never really been about allergens, allergies or rashes that some 'may' get by using a product. (Quit using it...
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    Re: Current Version of SL Encen et Lavande?

    [QUOTE=donna255;3070026]I have the chance to get a bottle and wondering how the current one is compared to say a few years back?

    I have a decant which I think must be around 3 or 4 years old(can't...
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    Lucky Scent Now Has 'Al Attar' Perfumes

    Lucky Scent blurb:

    "Al Attar is an artisan perfume house that has access to some of the world's most coveted and rare perfume ingredients. Seeking to stay very exclusive, its mission is to bridge...
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    Re: LeLabo- Benjoin 19 Moscow City Exclusive

    [QUOTE=deadidol;3057472]Thanks for posting this!
    I got to sniff the compound, but it seemed very flat. I'm assuming it'd come to life more with dilution.


    Well, the samples came and I wore it...
  44. Just Put "Black Vines" Through It's Paces {Review}

    Received Kerosene's newest 'Black Vines' yesterday and spritzed it on right away. I wanted to wear this one at least twice before I commented on it. Just put it through it's paces again today, so...
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    Re: LeLabo- Benjoin 19 Moscow City Exclusive

    deadidol-
    Thanks-
    It wasn't a storewide sale and I just wanted to quickly let others here know about this, so I really didn't know where it belonged!
    I think others were wanting to sniff this...
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    Re: LeLabo- Benjoin 19 Moscow City Exclusive

    UPDATE....
    Looks like it (weekly special) sold out in under 12 hrs. Enjoy those who purchased ....and please, give your reviews after you sample!
    Here's hoping it is a great incense/amber frag........
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    LeLabo- Benjoin 19 Moscow City Exclusive

    If you are not in the Russian Federation, particularily Moscow and want to check this one out....run on over to surrendertochance-they have a very limited quantity of samples:

    notes of amber,...
  48. Newer from Kerosene - "Black Vines"

    I know many here don't seem to care for the scents this House turns out, but I thought I'd let you know anyway if you hadn't already heard about it.

    Kerosene: "Black Vines"

    Notes: Ivy, Fig,...
  49. eDivv: A New Fragrance & Beauty Products Swap Board

    I don't know if this is the right place to put this info....Not really a discount sale on fragrances. I didn't see another topic that would sort of fit.

    The fragrance samples look mostly like...
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    Re: Andy Tauer's "Ingrid"

    Thanks for the description! Appreciate it! ;)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 2 December 2013.

    Norma Kamali: Incense

    olibanum (frankincense), labdanum, copal and myrrh

    My absolute favorite Incense fragrance.

    It's not just for males!

    Top heavy, boozy labdanum, that dries down to...
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    Re: good decant website other than perfumedcourt?

    here's more sources

    http://www.theposhpeasant.com/category_7/10/Handmade-Decants.htm

    samples:

    MiN NY.com

    https://www.parfumsraffy.com/womens-perfume-samples
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    Re: good decant website other than perfumedcourt?

    surrendertochance.com

    there should be a bigger sale coming up for the holidays

    right now-
    5% off code turkey
    8% off ($75+) code thanks
    50% off an entire specific section of scents

    sign...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 18 November 2013.

    Frankincense - Myrrh - Rose Maroc {perfume oil}
    by Regina Harris

    Enjoy your day!





    I have no idea why 'thumbnail' link appears and any pic's posted won't show up. And when I go to edit...
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    Re: Andy Tauer's "Ingrid"

    no one has sampled or worn this one? hmmmm.

    Guess it goes on my list for the next sample ordering!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 15 November 2013.

    by Kilian, 'Prelude to Love' for today.

    Seville orange, bergamot, Amalfi lemon, ginger, pepper, orange blossom, Florence iris

    Bright, cheerful; just seemed like that kind of day!
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    Re: By Kilian Incense Oud

    Hope I'm not intruding here....I own & wear B2B and by Kilian Incense Oud and love them both. The Incense Oud is simply beautiful with my chemistry. It is not a scent that is in your face and brash,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 14 November 2013

    Wearing 'June Jacobs' soft & pretty "Better Love" {Naturel edp}

    Yummy.

    Top notes: bergamot, rich cedar and incense.
    Heart: jasmine, cinnamon, clove and vetiver.
    Base: sandalwood, tonka...
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    Andy Tauer's "Ingrid"

    The final fragrance from the Tableau de Parfums collection .

    The fragrance opens with citrusy and spicy notes of bergamot, orange, lemon, clove and cinnamon
    middle notes are: sensual frangipani,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 13 November 2013.

    Xocoatl edp
    by Fueguia 1833

    notes: (real pod) vanilla, (yummy) rum, (not cocoa puffs) cocoa

    and it's not sugary sweet smelling.... just right.

    Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 12 November 2013

    Boudicca -Wode edp (not the Paint)

    Juniper, Cardamon, Nutmeg, Clary Sage, Corriander, Angelica Root, Saffron, Tonka Bean, Styrax, Amber, Treemoss, Musk, Leather
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    Re: What has been your Best Blind Buy?

    Best blind buy: A bottle of Vintage Creed 'Angelique Encens'

    The most awful blind buy: Nu edp
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    Re: Ayala Moriel frags

    Yes, I've ordered from him before, (AbdesSalaamAttars) and wear some of his offerings. Love his single notes- Myrrh (Mirra), Frankincense (Incenso) and Mysore Sandalwood (Sandalo). Great scents...
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    Re: Ayala Moriel frags

    I just finished reading most of the reviews the you wrote on Ayala Moriel frags along with some other perfume reviews of yours along the way. (I also thought Luctor et Emergo was play-doh, for me,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday November 11, 2013

    Beautiful Day! 79* and sunny!

    Perfect for: 'Mohur' {Neela Vermeire Creations}

    Cardamom, coriander, ambrette, carrot, black pepper, elemi, Turkish rose oil, jasmine, orris, hawthorn, almond...
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    Re: Ayala Moriel frags

    Thanks purplebird, for your review & opinions!

    And I agree, that the only thing stopping me from sample ordering before was actually the prices for a natural perfume , even for the samples they...
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Quite the intensive, very descriptive review! Your assessment makes PHI sound even more lush and opulent than even Tauer penned!

    Love apricot, but will not wear as a single note. The melding of...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 9 November 2013

    Mon Nom Est Rouge
    Majda Bekkali

    Pepper, lemon, elemi, pink pepper, metallic affect, Turkish rose, geranium, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, incense, woody balsamic, cedar, sandalwood, amber,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Today it's Jovoy Paris - La Liturgie des Heures {again}

    Cypress, incense, olibanum, cistus, myrrh, musk.

    Now, onto the treadmill and weights workout. But I'll surely smell wonderful while...
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    Re: Ayala Moriel frags

    Thanks everyone, for your responses, reviews and opinions!
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    Ayala Moriel frags

    This is an interesting line that I have not yet pursued. A few items are being discounted right now and I'm tempted to order.
    Does anyone have experience with those perfumes? They're natural...
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    New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Released/shipped in November, but Tauer is taking pre-orders now! FB's & samples.

    In the announcement email:

    "....The rose that I created inside PHI,........... is my interpretation of roses...
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    Re: MiN NY Promo question

    hednic...

    Thank you! thank you! thank you!
    ....And a great big kiss!

    meow7
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    MiN NY Promo question

    Are there any promo's for MiN NY these days? LUXisMIN does not work anymore and there doesn't seem to be any other ones that I can find!
    Any at all?
    tia-
  75. Re: Illuminum Haute Fragrances-why make it so difficult to buy?

    Yes, I saw that www.roullierwhite.com/ has 4 of the Illuminum Haute frags.
    There are actually 16 Haute frag samples in total that are packaged together in one sampler (on the Illuminum site) to...
  76. Re: Illuminum Haute Fragrances-why make it so difficult to buy?

    Thanks for replying!
    Yes, I did know that many perfumers from the UK refuse to ship to the U.S. due to regulations and all the red tape. However there are some who still do, Ormonde Jayne for one....
  77. Illuminum Haute Fragrances-why make it so difficult to buy?

    I have some scents from their regular line-Tribal Black Tea & Arabian amber and like them both. I wanted to purchase their Haute line sampler and the only place to do that is online via Illuminum...
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