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    Re: Charenton Macerations: Asphalt Rainbow

    I sampled a couple times. It's a nice urban smelling rose. Nice enough to buy a bottle? Not for me. It's just not in the same league as Christopher Street. For as long as it took between releases I...
  2. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Rosarium - I sprayed this on me 30 minutes ago. I am sitting here surfing the net and I'm just getting this incredible sillage from Rosarium. There's this musky, honey powdery vanilla floating just...
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    The two I usually wear to my 5 classes per week. Two Boot camp and three spinning. All women in my spinning class except me. They seem to enjoy how I smell.
    I apply super light.

    Kiori by Kiori...
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    Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    Try all of the above, plus my favorite is to apply to your hair - lasts longer than clothes application

    Also try some scents that are know for longevity. Give Interlude Man by Amouage a try. If...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    You are so right it's all just "cologne" to the guy or gal in the next cubicle. That's why this hobby really has be to about personal enjoyment, because few others will join in on the joy with you
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    If you think this is going to be their Orange version of the infamous lemon Scent,Aqua Viva, then forget it, it's not even remotely in the same league.. Barely orange turns into a dry cedar leave...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    My experiences is I never know what they're wearing, so I usually ask. My wife has 100 bottles or so - I can usually get that right, but still get wrong 30% of the time.

    I literally go weeks at...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    UNUM seems to have mastered the art of juxtaposition. I really believe that's what makes these so interesting from an artistic point of view. They also just plain smell good.

    LAVS - Clean, crisp,...
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    I get it. Roja is attempting to bottle his clothing taste in a parfum creation. From these notes - seems like a success to me.
  10. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    8) Show the world you have hideous tastes in clothing. It let's know you're a true artist


    http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nancy+Dell+Olio+Roja+Dove+FiFi+UK+Fragrance+7M3eLLzChevl.jpg
  11. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    4) Add more mystery - take a black and white photo.
    5) Use dream state facial pose.

    http://cdni.condenast.co.uk/320x360/d_f/FKurkdjian_V_18april11_b.jpg
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I got in on a blind split for Opus 1144 Got it today, and I'm extremely pleased. Thanks Colin, Darvant, and alfarom for bringing this one to my attention I have a sample of LAVS in route.

    Excuse...
  13. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    I was expecting a more of a long lasting traditional EDC like the one from Chanel Exclusifs. This one seems to be more about musks. its OK, but I really have no interest in ever wearing again.

    By...
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    Re: Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    I personally like Rose Flash better, but Vanilla Flash is nice too. It's bargain priced, not overly sweet or cloying. Not award winning, just fun - a very easy to wear scent.
  15. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

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  16. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I contacted him earlier today. He replied, and I paid for a sample pack . Looking forward to sampling these.

    By the way Francesco. Beautiful write up on Angela Ciampagna and UNUM. Very nice...
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  19. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    I'm already missing you. You always had the best selection. Now all that is offered for the most part is Creed Aventus or another Creed. No variety at all. LucaTurin even gives a frag 41/2 Stars and...
  20. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    me also
  21. Thread: Creed Aventus

    by thebeck
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    Re: Creed Aventus / UNUM

    I would like 20ml Unum Opus 1144 with pump please.
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    Re: Ephemera by Unsound

    read more here

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/396098-Ephemera-Geza-Schoen-Kode9-Ben-Frost-Tim-Hecker?highlight=ephemera


    My personal thoughts - Absolutely disgusting - all three

    The music...
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    Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chanel-Egoiste-Cologne-Concentree-Spray-3-4-oz-100ml-No-Box-Factory-Sealed-RARE-/111632251990?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19fdccfc56
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    Re: Basenotes Hacked?

    Yes, I see the same strange page when clicking on the homepage logo.
  25. Luca Turin Reviews Tuscan Scent Incense Suede by Ferragamo

    41/2 Stars - Sounds tasty to me. Anyone out there give it a sniff yet?
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Remik is running a split on Kiste if anyone wants a small amount.
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    I'm interested in this one also. Luca Turin gave it 41/2 stars.
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  28. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    1 - Wazamba
    2 - Fougere Bengale
    3 - Musc Tonkin Extrait
  29. Re: Parfums de Marly Herod — worthy of a blind buy?

    Let's see. Herod is better than Tobacco Vanille. Herod is better than Tabac Rouge. Herod is better than Back to Black. Sounds safe to me.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Slumberhouse has gotten our attention in the past by making scents that standout in various way. Super strong, super sillage, over the top sweet etc.......usually toooooo much and over done -...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    USAR - So far Cilice stands out over WALD and USAR. It's interesting the company released three frags within weeks of each other. Starting with the best one and getting progressively not as good. All...
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    Re: Charenton Macerations: Asphalt Rainbow

    I have a sample on the way. I should have it Tuesday 3/24.
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    White by Puredistance Review

    I really wanted to write my own review but I realized my interpretation of WHITE was exactly the same as "Chemist in a Bottle". It became apparent to me that since his review came first, my thoughts...
  34. Re: Looking for a good creamy true Mysore sandlewood fragrance

    You can get it here for $250.00 for 12ml bottle...

    http://www.rehaat.com/perfumes/

    Click on Amouage logo - it's on page 21 of the PDF file list
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    Re: [US/CAN] Creed Jardin d'Amalfi

    I don't think you meet the requirments to host a split.

    Can I host a split?

    Members who meet Marketplace requirements (have made over 500 posts - or - been a member for a year - or - are a...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    WALD - So WALD has a totally different note structure than Cilice, but they somehow smell very close to me. It's like Guerlainade or Tauerade. There's this common base smell that permeates both...
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    Re: Taureville - A new line by Andy Taure

    I noticed yesterday, and immediately bought a 10ml bottle of Rose Flash. I was sorry I missed out on the first batch.
  38. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    I'm curious to what Mr. Kurkdjian has to say also.
  39. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Absolutely hednic, it's a matter of to each his own, and it's nice you can add to your collection.

    Just to clarify a bit - Aqua Universalis Forte (EDP) is 40% concentration and is considered an...
  40. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    That's an interesting point of view. I guess you really do save $314.00. From my point of view I could distill a box of Tide, and still have some money left over. $886.00 for this is the most...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    Absolutely! My very first thought, and now that I've been thinking some more - it's my last thought also. Yes, you only get 30ml and not 100ml. I can't believe my eyes of all the synthetic ouds...
  42. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    No I haven't tried those, but that's nearly 40 years ago with better materials available for a song. What has he done in say the last 10 years? Something I can purchase without having to get lucky at...
  43. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    I think he's a talented nose, but his creations just fail to please my nose. His minimalist style just lacks the oomph that' a necessary ingredient, before you'll please my nose. His work has really...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    The lasting power is great with this one. The dry down is exquisite , and still heavenly the next morning. I have samples of WALD on the way also.
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    The beauty of Cilice is there aren't any dominant notes. They're blended so seamlessly, you never get a sense one note is dominating the others. What you get is a symbiotic relationship where each...
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    Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    CILICE


    Eau De Parfum

    Euphorium Brooklyn

    Country of Origin: United States

    Fragrance Family: Woody Oriental
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    Re: MFK Acqua Universalis Forte Extrait?

    Aqua Universalis and Aqua Universalis Forte are two completely different scents. The Forte is considered extrait because it's 40% concentration. Forte has rose and jasmine which the regular version...
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    Re: Puredistance M or Roja Dove Fetish for men

    +2
    M is more sophisticated and sauve. Fetish EDP is just castoreum overload to my nose.
  49. Re: Need Advice- I'm Invited To A $1million Party . . .

    Sounds like the perfect occasion for Puredistance M.
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    Don't own anything from the house of Guerlain, and don't care to either.
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    Re: Your Favorite Magnolia-Based Fragrance

    Hands down Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/64200/magnolia-grandiflora-michel-by-grandiflora

    Absolutely magnificent!
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    Re: What happened to Katie?

    Absolutely! Impossible to make it through an entire video review.
  53. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    They're very busy testing the latest batch of Aventus.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Consider me signed up. I don't text or twitter either. I believe in the old fashion form of communication, I call someone on the phone and we can converse. When someone does text me, I don't text...
  55. Re: Early warning: Palissandre d'Or from Aedes de Venustas

    Sounds tasty to me.
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    I'm not going to confuse you with a huge list of possibles. You need the best frag you can get for $250.00 - and that's Invasion Barbare by MDCI. You can get online at Jovoy Paris. Read the reviews,...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I have nothing against Creed. They just haven't made a fragrance that pleases me enough to buy a bottle.
  58. Thread: SoOud Line.

    by thebeck
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    Re: SoOud Line.

    Have you noticed how fruity this is after about 15 minutes?
  59. Invasion Barbare Nose - Stéphanie Bakouche

    L'Artisan Parfumeur have announced Rose Privée; a new feminine fragrance due in April. The fragrance was created by Bertrand Duchaufour and his apprentice, Stéphanie Bakouche. The fragrance is a ...
  60. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    It's probably just me, but I think some aged patchouli would keep it dramatic into the dry down.
  61. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Body Made Luminous by Scent by Alexis also has fossilized amber which I own a bottle, and love.
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    Re: New: Puredistance White

    A new release from Puredistance always fills me with anticipation.
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    Re: Min New York Scent Stories perfumes !!

    You can see some discussion here -
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/386408-MiN-New-York-Scent-Stories-Vol-1
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Outstanding to my nose. I love this one.
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    Re: compliments - again

    Puredistance M
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    April Aromatics - whether or not if I like a particular composition, the quality of their ingredients is in a class by itself.
  67. Re: Olfatory Fatigue? Skin that "kills" colognes? My colognes dont last. Need help guys

    Your simply not choosing long lasting scents. The ones you listed, don't last long on me either. All you have to do is select strong long lasting powerhouses. If I were you I would find a sample of...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    The reformulated Eau d'E will be available in a month. The new very different vetiver is 2-3 months away.
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    Re: Sillage can someone explain it a little more

    The scent left behind by perfume, usually after the subject has passed.
  70. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Of course I tried the amber. For me amber wasn't pheromonic to my nose, but the oud just drove me crazy like a dog in heat. I had some things to say about your amber
    here on post #4 ...
  71. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Thanks for sharing James. It takes a lot of guts to post here. Being candid and honest shows us just what kind of man you are. The kind I enjoy doing business with. I'm having withdrawals from...
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    Re: O Hira by Stephane Humbert Lucas

    I agree $825.00 for 50ml is way overpriced. Plus I thought the actual scent was just okay. They're using the unique ingredient of fossilized amber which I think is the holy grail of amber material. A...
  73. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    Puredistance M
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    Re: JeremyFragrance - Best New Fragrance Youtuber

    He's easy on the eyes since he looks like the late James Dean with the exact same hairdo. He's got a lot of energy, and gets right to the point on his reviews. No unpacking videos and other BS other...
  75. Re: Bois de Jasmin advice column: "Help, My Spouse is Addicted to Perfume!"

    That's an easy fix. Just join in on the fun with her.
  76. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    PalmBeach is offering splits on all four frags. I'm having withdrawals from running out of my Oud sample. Had to jump in and get a 10ml spot.
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    http://twistedlily.com/wp-content/uploads/BPC-Oud.jpg

    Brooklyn Perfume Company
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    Re: Spraying clothes

    For sure, don't forget hair. I just spray directly on my hair at the same time I'm massaging my styling product in - works great.
  79. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    That's interesting, I've never heard the phrase "designed to be sniffed for a couple of minutes" Can you elaborate for us?

    Also, what is it exactly about the scents that make you feel you couldn't...
  80. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Brooklyn Perfume Company - Oud
  81. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Musk sampling.

    I know I'm anosmic to macrocyclic musks - 50% of the human race is also. So the perfumer uses combinations or a cocktail to try and get around that obstacle

    Some macrocyclic...
  82. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Just to be fair to BPC, I don't know what sandlewood he uses either, only that it smells like Australian to me.
  83. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Have you ever ordered a cheese plate for dessert at a fine restaurant? Picture the blue cheese sitting over to the far side next to the honey and fruit accompaniments. Lean over the plate about 8-10"...
  84. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    You're correct, I do own a tin of Oud Louban Solid. I still like it. Oud Louban has 8 varieties of with oud with some orange citrusy top notes and frankincense The base with choya ral makes it smoky...
  85. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Yesterday and today I sampled Oud. I just ordered all four samples from this company out of curiosity. Oud I really wasn't even curious about, being sort of done with Ouds and having zero interest in...
  86. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    Exactly! The fashion industry is on a perpetual Ferris Wheel. Just wait long enough and it comes back.
  87. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    Yes, this is definitely a possibility, but it seems to help some frags like the ones you mention. But others it does nothing for, making for inconsistent results. I popped for a bottle a long time...
  88. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    Just a small notation. Absolutely none of the scents I suggested are appropriate for the doctors office.

    If I were a doctor or patient, my favorite scent to wear is Aqua Universalis Forte. Non...
  89. Re: New releases from The House of Matriarch - DISCO EDITION

    It takes some noses' a year plus to fine tune a fragrance. I'm surely not qualified to start messing around. I'm sure whatever I did would only make it worse. Let alone the hassle of it all. If I was...
  90. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1980 - Patou Pour Homme
  91. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Today I'm sampling Sandlewood. I can discern this is definitely not Mysore. It's smells like Australian sandlewood to me. They have done a very good job at trying make you think it resembles Mysore...
  92. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Turtle Vetiver Exercise 1 by Les Nez. How I miss my bottle now that it's empty, with no available replacement. I wish Isabelle Doyen would consider releasing something very close to this again. I'm...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    I only care about juice. Bottles are just storage containers to me. I have them all in a closet and never have to look at them until I apply in the morning. I do appreciate a nice looking bottle...
  94. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    You'llY

    I have the exact same issues you do. Creeds have never worked for me. In fairness to Creed many others don't get good longevity. You can try moisturizing, but that has never helped me. For...
  95. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Gentlemen, I got all four samples yesterday. For the first time in long time I'm at a loss for words. I'm just going to need to spend some more time with these.

    My short impressions:

    Sandlewood...
  96. Re: New releases from The House of Matriarch - DISCO EDITION

    2014 was the year for Oud. Looks like mixed media collaborations might just be the thing for 2015.

    I went to the doctor last week and asked him if he could help with my addiction to perfumes. He...
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    Re: True Lust by Etat Libre d’Orange

    Seen from a mathematicians point of view, when multiplying two negatives, the result is always a positive. We shall see.....
  98. Re: Your Wife/Husband/Partners Absolute Favourite Fragrance on You?

    My wife has always had a thing for C&S #88.
  99. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Mark Behnke's closing paragragh:

    "Now let me return to the thesis I brought up in the review of Noise, does a perfume have to smell good? I can see showing someone these three perfumes and they...
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    Re: Bohdidharma (Boadicea) new line?

    I haven't tried and don't think I will. Number one I sampled a ton rom the Boadicea line, and wasn't turned on enough to buy a bottle. Number two, I don't think it's possible to come up with 20 good...
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