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    Re: Avenus Purchase- a42b12e01

    http://media5.starkinsider.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/gal_pineapple.jpg

    Balanced pineapple.
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    Re: Shalimar Vs. Habit Rouge

    Both. Even at the same time.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I strongly disliked the amount of wintergreen in Eki. Sana is also full of it but strangely I initially mistook it for something waxy/aldehydic until someone actually pointed it out to me. It works...
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    Re: A good fig

    I don't like sweet, meaty fig scents, but I like Heeley's Figuier. It's dry and green and quite a realistic fig leaf. It's stark and very focused. My partner is also fond of Ninfeo Mio, which adds...
  5. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Also, to the OP, maybe you could learn to write dialogue so that the 25yo tanned beauty doesn't have to inexplicably run away in your next work of Creedature.
  6. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Tell me about this Aventus of which you speak.
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    Oh absolutely. If the split hasn't been filled, it's fine for people to back out. It's once other people have sent money that it becomes a problem.
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    Re: Backing out of split deals

    What about adding the ability to leave negative feedback for people that violated these rules so that people hosting splits can read a person's feedback and know whether they are taking a risk in...
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrance DIY raw material splits

    Exactly correct. I didn't used to be careful enough about people I let into my splits. Now I know better not to let people like you in, and things go pretty well.
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    Vintage Messe de Minuit

    Will pay up to $300 for a full bottle of vintage Messe de Minuit.
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrance DIY raw material splits

    Actually anyone who has backed out of a deal that they already committed to should be "excommunicated" in my view. PLEASE always leave feedback on such people so that the rest of us know.

    You...
  12. Re: New house Juniper Ridge with three Backpacker’s Cologne

    Go big, I say.

    http://www.bdchambers.com/juniperridgesoaps.jpg
  13. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I don't see why I shouldn't dip in again. Say goodbye to your Avignon, DanielPlainview.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    There were two separate Kere pilots and they are dramatically different. One was immortelle-forward and one was apple/maple/saffron. I don't know whether the former saw a limited release outside of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I would be very surprised if "wearable" is the goal or that commercial reality is driving the batch of scents that Octavarium describes. Slumberhouse has quite a long history of exploring different...
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    Re: Booze, smoke and leather

    Slumberhouse Jeke
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    Re: What to buy in NYC?

    The Lutens website lists which ones are the exlusives: http://us.sergelutens.com/purchase.html

    Note that you can buy many of the exclusives in 50ml rectangle bottles for $200 instead of $300. ...
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    Re: What to buy in NYC?

    Barneys is a must if you want the Lutens exclusive line (bell jars), but be warned they are all $280-$300.

    Lutens export line, HdP, EldO are all available downtown (Aedes, Aedes/MiN, and MiN...
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    Re: What to buy in NYC?

    If you're in a hurry, you can also do a short version of Aedes, Osswald, and MiN.
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    Re: What to buy in NYC?

    In my opinion, hands down the best fragrance experience in NYC is Christopher Brosius' CB I Hate Perfume, and most of his scents are in the $80-$150 range. They are unique and many of them are not...
  21. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I would like to steal Dzing!
  22. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Based on the responses in this thread, I think BN is going to be just fine as long as the software doesn't crap out or fall too far behind.

    And in the meantime, any of you who want to friend me on...
  23. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    It is against the rules to discuss or challenge any particular moderation decision. In order to keep the conversation constructive and not get any more people banned, it is probably best to stick to...
  24. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I mostly agree with your comments, but I would add that I think there have also been some positive developments in moderation that have raised the quality of the chat areas. I think it's possible...
  25. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    *trying to figure out how to be a website that works*
  26. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    These are interesting points. I would add that there will always be people like me who are still getting their fragrance educations and interested in learning about classic scents and not just new...
  27. Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I am still a relative newbie, but I did used to make more of an effort to post here. The frequent downtime sent me to FB where I met many other BN refugees. I continue to enjoy interacting there...
  28. Re: New house Juniper Ridge with three Backpacker’s Cologne

    The soap is fantastic because it's intense, outdoorsy, and invigorating. I want to keep smelling like it even after it's washed off.
  29. Re: In need of a ROBUST Tobacco Fragrance.

    I went on a similar hunt a few months back, and Tabac Aurea was my winner. Although I have now replaced it with Slumberhouse Jeke. They are both superb ones to try.
  30. Re: Trimming your nose hair makes your sense of smell better

    Yes?
  31. Re: Trimming your nose hair makes your sense of smell better

    I have suffered 2-3 hours of anosmia every morning for as long as I can remember. I tried this zinc thing yesterday (50mg), and this is the first morning I can remember smelling everything vividly...
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    Re: How is this even possible?

    Yes, it would be an error. Sometimes years are represented only by the final digit, so it could be 2010 instead of 1990.
  33. Re: I have a gift card for Aedes, what should I get?

    I cannot repeat it enough - Histoires de Parfums Edition Rare Vici. Try it.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    It's actually the other way around--with marbles (third from left) is Sova and second from left is Norne.

    If Vikt is really singing to you, it is still available from Parfum1: ...
  35. Re: I have a gift card for Aedes, what should I get?

    This makes me want to go there now.
  36. Re: I have a gift card for Aedes, what should I get?

    If I had a gift certificate for Aedes, I would go directly for the new Histoires de Parfums Edition Rare Vici, which is a beautiful spiced über-dry wood scent.
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    Re: Slumberhouse: A Warning

    It's not all that bad, and I think it's fine to continue posting about Slumberhouse. I recently was gifted a ridiculously nice bottle of an O'Driù scent as a thank you for hosting a little event...
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    Re: Slumberhouse: A Warning

    There comes a point when people have divergent views in any civilized discussion about fragrance that you have to "agree to disagree." That point passed about halfway through this thread. In...
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    Re: Slumberhouse: A Warning

    I think you've summed up very well why this line is not for you. Slumberhouse is not meant to inspire "consumer confidence." In fact, I would go as far as to say that a feeling of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I stand corrected.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I don't think Sova is getting stronger. It's already sold in the 30ml size.
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    Re: If you could

    If I could...

    Packaging (box) - Hermès
    Sprayer - The Different Company
    Bottle - The Different Company
    Performance - Serge Lutens (i.e. consistent across the line)
    Brand heritage - Editions de...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Here's a little bottle porn. I wasn't going to post this, but I think it lends some support to keeping the same bottle for the new 30ml offerings. Esp. for those of you who are kind of OCD about...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    They don't rattle around. They stay perfectly quiet (and still, I think, at least I've never seen them move). I like the way they look and I also appreciate that I can continue to buy bottles that...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    You guys don't miss anything :)
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Clem's knowledge is encyclopedic. I enjoy stopping in there just to chat with him.
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    Re: Creed "Friends and Family"

    The first Creed Friends & Family discount was used by Philip I in 1104.
  48. Re: New house Juniper Ridge with three Backpacker’s Cologne

    The soap is fantastic.
  49. Re: New house Juniper Ridge with three Backpacker’s Cologne

    I think they are excellent. The concept is to recreate a sense of place from where the materials were harvested, and they do an excellent job of this. If you don't go into it with the expectation...
  50. Re: fragrances known to be long lasting (all the day)?

    With the exception of Osmanthe Yunnan and possibly Brin de Réglisse, the entire Hermèssence line will last you all day.
  51. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    This is all I've found: http://helloblackbird.blogspot.com/2013/02/phoenicia-perfumes-party-at-blackbird.html
  52. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    If you want to smell the whole line and you're in the general vicinity of Manhattan, let me know. I have the whole pack.
  53. Re: Review of Chandler Burr's "Art of Scent" exhibition in today's Wall Street Journal

    To some extent, I think it will be possible to measure the success in the long run. Two years from now, if his only audience is the same 30 perfumistas who will gladly turn up for the Bond No. 9...
  54. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    I think you are also a unique customer in that many of the alternatives to Bulls Blood probably contain your Kryptonite. I can see why it would hold some appeal.

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    There is...
  55. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    Do you really think this line is good, MB? Sincerely? E.g. you would recommend that people buy bottles of it?

    Re: sandalwood, to me it smells like a bad sandalwood reconstruction. Real...
  56. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    It's been awhile since I tried that one on, but I don't really get sandalwood from it. Maybe Ebanol and some shrill woody dry thing like Norlimbanol. The musk had an herbal quality that I think was...
  57. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    I drew the parallel because they are both self-taught.
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    Re: Slumberhouse: A Warning

    From this interview: http://notablescents.net/2012/04/27/interview-with-josh-lobb-slumberhouse/
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    Re: Decant Without Atomizing

    A few words of caution: this works marvelously well on some bottles and not at all on others. If you meet resistance when you push the needle into the dip tube, do not try to force it through. I...
  60. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    Random soapboxing or not, in my opinion, much of what is wrong with this line is described here. There is a general trend for people to simply call themselves something and think that they are. ...
  61. Re: Review of Chandler Burr's "Art of Scent" exhibition in today's Wall Street Journal

    Almost the entire history of modern perfume comprises large-scale commercial endeavors. The notion of a small art house indie perfumer putting out art for art's sake is...well, that's still a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I would encourage you to try P+O. It is thoroughly unisex. In fact, the drydown is like a beautiful caramelized cognac with some very intricate herbaceous and floral underpinnings. It works...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Tony, you must be the other person who owns Grev :)
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    Re: Tuberose + Oud

    Tuberose + Oud should definitely happen more often. Count me in, too!
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    There used to be a time when an organization like the FF could grant awards like this, and I'm sure everyone just went along. If it appeared to make no sense, people's insecurity has a funny way of...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    You do have to nominate yourself, and that's a complicated subject. Many prestigious literary awards are given via a process of self-submission. So why do those awards attract (mostly) an...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    Victoria over on EauMG makes the excellent point that many of those listed releases don't even have a perfumer's name attached to them.

    I think there is a fundamental flaw in a system that lumps...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    The following conversation with a person from the world of fragrance journalism whom I respect. I removed his name since this was had in a private Facebook group.
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    I also like the idea of professionals voting. It would be nice to see both sides.
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    Yes, I'm sure you're right. I think it will be the FF that loses in the end though because, short of producing this list, the only thing they could do to look worse would be to plaster a 50' foot...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    I'm sure that does figure into it--in particular maybe whether the perfumer is willing to play the game. But I spent some time at fragrance shows this year, and even though there was no booth,...
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    FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    I just read the press release announcing the 2013 FiFi Indie Award Nominees, and I am floored. First of all, how is there no Slumberhouse on this list? Even though Pear+Olive topped countless Best...
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    Re: need some niche recommendations

    Parfumerie Generale leans heavily toward the gourmand and are not particularly challenging in the ways that you list. You can smell them all at Osswald.
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

    Probably the only thing that will satisfy your sweet tooth is Demeter Licorice.

    Most perfumers don't want to make something that's just straight up licorice candy. If you want a more...
  75. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    I had a bottle of Feu but I sold it. I did keep a 10ml decant. You all gotta tell me these things! Maybe next meetup, I'll make a smelling menu.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 17th of December 2012

    SOTD: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.

    Thank you, >BOOMER<, and R.I.P.
  77. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Agree 100%.
  78. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    It is somewhat different. The original is fuller in the middle with, as Sugandaraja astutely noted, more carrot seed. The new one feels hollowed out in comparison and the cinnamic bite is more...
  79. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    I think Sister Wendy is just awesome. I do hold that photograph in higher regard than her, but not because I'm non-religious and find some sort of amusement in desecration. I would imagine that, as...
  80. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    The cynical side of me, the one who logs in and sees a pile of infractions every time I go to my Settings page, is already bracing for the next 5 or 10 for the urination video, resurrecting the...
  81. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    The connection to Serrano and the nun bottle just blew my mind.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9pAKdkJh-Y
  82. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    A heightening of the senses is an excellent way to describe it. You feel flush with both embarrassment and excitement when wearing it, which is quite funny given that the amount of urine is so...
  83. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    I'm going to send the unenhanced one to a friend, but I will keep the other one here for you. I was really bummed not to meet you in Vegas. Come visit soon!

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    I find the...
  84. Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    This particular meetup was intense. We started at 6:30 and went until just before 2am. Some highlights were Guerlain Djedi, Vent Verte, vintage Bel Ami, the original Shiseido Iris Silver Mist...
  85. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Mission accomplished.

    And I made a video of it.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/318720-O-Dri%F9-SECRACTION-A-Conversation?p=2786540#post2786540
  86. O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Here is a conversation that took place last Thursday on the question of whether the "personalization" of this fragrance by Angelo Orazio Pregoni really makes a difference or not. See for yourself.
    ...
  87. Re: Thierry Mugler Pure Malt for clubbing?

    What exactly are you expecting it to do? :)
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    Re: My favourite fragrance bottle

    Same bottle, better shot.

    http://www.bdchambers.com/fty.jpg
  89. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    Really? Do I need to be less grouchy about this line? I haven't eaten since breakfast, so that could be a problem.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    When there is a deep discount like that, there are a lot of orders. Hang in there. You will definitely receive your bottle soon.
  91. Re: WOW!!! WOW!!! Must try line: Imaginary Authors from Portland, Oregon

    I too tried this line. Caricatures of fragrance. And that is all I'm saying.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I have Grev, Norne, Pear+Olive, Sova, Jeke, and Sana. I also have minis of Vikt and Flou. Pear+Olive has always been the standout for me. It is very intricately engineered and has quite a...
  93. Re: Which fragrances would you consider 9/10 or even 10/10?

    This list is not exhaustive. It's just a few that come to mind that weren't mentioned much if at all above.

    9/10
    Slumberhouse Pear+Olive
    Turtle Vetiver Front
    Bolt of Lightning
    Angeliques sous...
  94. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I'm actually no longer on the fence. I'm just waiting for some of you to show up on my doorstep Thursday because eight noses are better than one! (How's that for fetish?)
  95. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Totally agree with this. The real experience of the art, when all is said and done, is probably going to be less about the scent and more that I had a week long dilemma (losing sleep even!) over...
  96. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I think it is worth noting that civet, castoreum, musk, hyraceum, and ambergris are all biologically excreted and for the most part orders of magnitude fouler than urine. And yet these things are...
  97. Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I did not care for Chergui either and also found Ambre Sultan to be rather syrupy and suffocating. It kept me away from Lutens for quite some time. I have gone on to love Muscs Koublai Khan (also...
  98. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    It looks like a nun.

    We are having a meetup on Thursday, so I am holding off on this little experiment until then. Thanks MB and odysseum for giving it a shot. Very interesting result--although...
  99. Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Some clarification from the lovely people at O'Driù:

    http://www.bdchambers.com/odriuresponse.jpg
  100. Re: Someone sent me a PM and said I needed something Big Green and Scary ?

    The more amusing part to me is that someone is reading your wardrobe and filling in the gaps for you. That person is very...industrious.



    I think Norne might be kind of awesome in the AZ heat....
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