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    Roger & Gallet's 1923 LE JADE

    Hi, Guys, A month ago I posted an inquiry on the Female Forum as to whether anyone had actually experienced this scent,
    and if so, could they describe it. After 204 viewings and no responses, I...
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    Roger & Gallet's 1923 LE JADE

    A pristine bottle and presentation case of this rare scent just sold on Ebay for $400.
    Has anyone actually experienced the scent, and if so, how would you describe it?
    I can find no info on this...
  3. Re: Elizabeth Arden's Blue Grass - have any of you gentlemen tried it? Really nice.

    Hi, Actually you can still find this in drug stores or through Amazon. It's super cheap for a 100 ml bottle ($12-15), the price really of a sample these days. If you can spray it first of course,...
  4. Elizabeth Arden's Blue Grass - have any of you gentlemen tried it? Really nice.

    A very dry and fresh combination of lavender, neroli and bergamot, fading with the gentle support of carnation, rose, jasmine, tuberose and narcissus, to a warm powdery base of sandalwood, benzoin,...
  5. Parfums MDCI - what is the amount of fluid in their edp bottles?

    I am finding the eleven offerings of MDCI to be universally a one size edp at a $250 range, but nowhere can I find any information as to what amount of fluid is in these bottles. Will someone out...
  6. Caron Tabac Blond - where can I find a contemporary bottle?

    I have half of a 50 ml contemporary bottle of Caron's classic - TABAC BLOND - left and am trying to buy another. Amazon refers me to LuckyScent, where all of their TB products (extrait, edp) are sold...
  7. Mystery Scent - LA FUITE by GG - not Balenciaga

    Recently I purchased a tiny bottle on Ebay of a scent advertised simply as LA FUITE. The Perfume Encyclopedia and Basenotes both recognize only one scent using this name (translation "The Flight")...
  8. Balenciaga Talisman vs. Talisman Eau Transaparente - any difference???

    I note that Balenciaga is listed as debuting its Talisman in 1994 and its Talisman Eau Transparente in 1996. Other than one being amber and the other clear, is there a difference in the scent?????
  9. SHOCKING, REPLIQUE, APERCU - warm autumn chypres of the past

    I am a huge fan of a certain type of chypre that is warm, autumnal, slightly sweet, very rounded.

    It is present in three discontinued fragrances: Schiaparelli's SHOCKING, Raphael's REPLIQUE and...
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    Houbigant Basenotes Site - Confusing

    Basenotes lists 68 Houbigant fragrances, with 56 discontinued, 7 bearing the name Houbigant and 5 bearing the name of Dana. My question is why the Dana fragrances are listed in the Houbigant section?...
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    Re: Raphael of Paris

    Raphael Lopez, 3 Avenue George V, Paris, 1930 - creator of 13 scents between 1930 and 1960, when his factory burned to the ground along with almost all the formulas. Here are the releases, those at...
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    Raphael of Paris

    I placed a similar piece on the Women's Forum, but no replies. I wonder if any of you men know of or have sampled REPLIQUE or PLAISIR, the two of his thirteen scents that still seem available on...
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    Fans of Raphael of Paris- 1930-1960

    Ladies - I am a man in love with the two scents of Raphael's of Paris that seem to be available -Vintage Replique and Plaisir- 2 out of 13 scents, the remainder do not seem to be available.

    I will...
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    The House of Raphael, Paris

    I am looking for information on the perfume House of Raphael - I can find nothing on line or in the Basenotes Fragrance Directory- other than the "recreations" by Lost Perfumes.

    Does anyone know...
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    Re: Quintessential Citrus Fragrance?

    My favorite and the only citrus I wear is Borsari's Acqua Classica - crisp, full of sunlight, long lasting, the perfect morning summer cologne. The ultimate in classic Italian sophistication.
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    What Has Happened to Caswell Massey?

    I just went out on Caswell Massey's site and it would seem that in the past year they have dumped an enormous amount of their standard fare.

    Gone are four men's lines: Verbena, Lime, Aura of...
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    Re: Looking for a fresh, green, rose...

    Guerlain - NAHEMA - exactly what you are looking for and one of the very best rose scents out there.
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    Seeking the pure single note of Peony

    I have been told that there are a number of scents on the market with the name "Peony," but which are melanges of floral notes. I am seeking a pure single note Peony scent - for example, Serge...
  19. Serge Lutens La Myrrhe - how can I find it stateside?

    Gents - Want to give this as a gift, but can only find it online for sale in Europe. Do any of you know where I can obtain it stateside?

    Thanks so much in advance.
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    Re: Women's scents for men

    Thank you so much for your lavish response. I will try Chant D'Aromes on your recommendation as I can see every one of the points you have taken as valid for a different but obviously sophisticated...
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    Re: Women's scents for men

    Thank you for your kind words. I limited myself to the scents featured in the book, hence no inclusion of others.
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    Re: Women's scents for men

    I limited myself only to those scents highlighted in Dove's book, hence no mention of those you name. No offense intended to these fine scents.
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    Re: Women's scents for men

    It's a dry, leathery scent with the addition of vanillin, the chemical version of vanilla. Guerlain supposedly was mixing a new batch of JICKY and added the vanillin to see what it would be like and...
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    Re: Best masculine rose for hot days?

    Penhaligon's HAMMAM BOUQUET
    Brosseau's OMBRE ROSE
    Lalique's PERLES
    Guerlain's NAHEMA
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    Women's scents for men

    WOMEN’S SCENTS FOR MEN

    In Roja Dove’s THE ESSENCE OF PERFUME, this master “nose” of the perfume world devotes a section to exploring 57 classic women’s scents of modern perfumery, from 1889’s...
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    Women's scents for men

    WOMEN’S SCENTS FOR MEN

    In Roja Dove’s THE ESSENCE OF PERFUME, this master “nose” of the perfume world devotes a section to exploring 57 classic women’s scents of modern perfumery, from 1889’s...
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    Aoud (oud) - que?????

    These two terms are used in discussions about the contents of scents and scent manufacturers use the word in their descriptive titles, yet I can't find a definition on line.

    Even Wikipedia only...
  28. Re: Boucheron Jaipur Pour Homme vs. Must de Cartier Pour Homme

    Thank you all, for your responses. Spending more time with each, based upon your learned advice, I do find that Jaipur is superb, Must very nice. So far, in case anyone is interested, my top...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I SOOO wanted to love this scent, it being a favorite of BOTH Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, but it dries down on me to a most unpleasant tweedy, harsh chypre. Sigh! If only...
  30. Re: Does anyone know what men's fragrance this is?

    Sounds like my first experience with scent - and it was WOODHUE, if I recall the advert sample correctly
  31. Re: Lalique - Pour Homme VS Encre Noire VS White

    Have you tried Lalique's PERLES? Tweedy chypre made up of rose, bourbon pepper and patchouli - although created for women, it is eminently wearable by men - very masculine.
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    Re: looking for a summer tea scent

    Going way out on a limb here, but Mugler's ANGEL, though beginning with a balsam/berry blast, calms down on my skin after half an hour to Earl Grey Tea. And it lasts.....
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    If you like pure jasmine - SL's A LA NUIT is the perfect choice. On a man it becomes quite different, warming after half an hour to a captivating aura that women find irresistible, partly because...
  34. Boucheron Jaipur Pour Homme vs. Must de Cartier Pour Homme

    Thank you, Gents, for your responses to my request for Oriental Scents for Men. The two above arrived in samples within days of each other and they are both wonderful.

    However, to my nose they...
  35. Sample Search: Must de Cartier Pour Homme and Boucheron Jaipur Homme

    Thanks to those who responded to my Orientals for Men search. I am having trouble finding any sample source for the two scents listed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also since there were...
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    Stupid Question: Why do top notes exist?

    This is one of those Emperor's New Clothes questions that I was asked recently and my response was: Well.......just because, I guess?

    But really, since they are so fleeting and are quickly gone...
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    Re: Cinnamon and patchouli

    Robert Piguet's BAGHARI - cinnamon with a patchouli support - a woman's oriental that is actually unisex and easily worn by men. Try a sample from the perfumed court.com.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    Lutens A La Nuit - being as close to pure jasmine as I have found. After an hour on my skin, it warms down from its initial greenness and it seems to be irresistable to the ladies, something about...
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    Re: Orientals for Men

    I am working with a 2 oz bottle of the EDT. I am under the assumption that the EDT is simply a weaker version of the EDP of any scent, that there is no difference except for application strength and...
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    Orientals for Men

    I have just discovered orientals and am enjoying Shalimar, Opium, Youth Dew and Baghari - notably all scents designed for women, but which I find quite wearable. Oddly, I am not fond of Opium for...
  41. Roja Dove Scents - where to purchase in USA?

    I have been able to sample three Roja Dove scents through www.theperfumedcourt.com. I cannot seem to find any sales locations for full bottles of his scents in the USA - only through his private web...
  42. Roja Dove Scents - where to purchase in USA?

    I have sampled three of the Roja Dove scents through www.theperfumedcourt.com, but find I cannot order any of his scents in the USA. It seems they are only available through his web site in the UK. ...
  43. CB I Hate Perfume's CRADLE OF LIGHT an original blend of earthy vetiver and bright birch

    What a surprise this was! I received it in a Perfumed Court sampler pack for Jasmine, which is not where it should have been as the Jasmine note evaporates in ten minutes. What is left is a...
  44. Re: The best masculine perfume with orange blossom... is????

    FLORIS #127 and PENHALIGON'S CASTILE are my all time favorite nerolis (orange blossom oil).
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    Seeking long lasting lemon scent

    I would like to start exploring lemon scented colognes (I have favorites in the orange/neroli and lime areas and I do love two "cedrats," the Creed Bois de Cedrat and the Guerlain Eau de fleurs de...
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    Anise/Fennel note in Fougeres

    I have noticed in both Trumper's Wild Fern Cologne and Penhaligon's English Fern Cologne a decided anise/fennel note. Yet, it is not listed as an ingredient in either. Can anyone tell me what...
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    Re: Vanilla scent for men?

    Penhaligon's ARTEMESIA is a wonderful vanilla/amber scent. They provide free and generous sample vials upn request.
  48. Re: Seeking advice on choosing Serge Lutens (eventually non-export)

    I have just tried the Vetiver Oriental and find it quite nice - among my top five vetiver favorites. The vetiver mixes with a myrrh-like note that takes over as the vetiver fades. Really classy. ...
  49. Thread: Etro Vetiver

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    Re: Etro Vetiver

    After sampling 27 vetivers, I chose Etro's as my personal favorite for the heavy earthy version with Guerlain's as my personal favorite for the lighter green version.

    The runners up are The...
  50. Re: Tuberose, Jasmine, or Gardenia scents for men?

    Penhaligon's ELLENISIA is a superb blend of tuberose, gardenia, rose, jasmine, plum nectar and vanilla - very rounded and as close to a Southern garden in the moonlight as they come. This is the...
  51. Tragic Scents- Your true love is discontinued

    How many times in your life have you found the perfect signature scent, looked forward to wearing it for years, and then have it be discontinued???

    This has happened on three occasions in my life....
  52. Re: Saw some new vetivers on Luckyscent, has anyone had any experience with them?

    I agree you should stick with the lists members have provided you as it saves time and money. It's all about how it interacts with your skin and nose, so it's entirely personal. However, the range...
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    Re: im looking for anise notes

    Penhaligon's "English Fern" hits me with a strong anise/fennel note that lasts and lasts.
  54. Re: I'm a guy but I like women's perfumes better...

    My favorite scent is Caswell Massey's Elixir of Love No. 1. It is billed as a woman's scent, but the combination of jasmine, lavender and Egyptian musk make it for me a sensual warm scent that is...
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    Re: What is the best way to clean a used atomiser?

    I have been told to clean all perfume containers with a high grade vodka. Fill, let sit and empty. Repeat. If using an atomizer, squirt ten times with each vodka application. Supposedly, the...
  56. Re: Whats the Deal with Knize Ten I just done get it!

    The ultimate in sophisticated scents - from an era (and an era of noses) that simply does not exist anymore. This was the signature scent of four actors: Maurice Chevalier, David Niven, Charles...
  57. Re: Partially nude Tom Ford photoshoot in Out Magazine (Nov)

    I get no "Next" in the photo and no way to access other photos - I wonder why I can't get the full link?
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    The search for the perfect Vetiver Cologne

    Gentlemen - I am new to Basenotes and am impressed by the breadth of experience and knowledge you all possess in the realm of scents and the senses. I bid your help in finding my "perfect Vetiver...
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