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    Re: jonquil absolute

    I'll pm you.
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    Re: jonquil absolute

    Adam, from my product documentation I know it's directly from the producer, plus out of Europe vat is not applicable. I think LN does sell huge amounts with smaller margins, the German Company for...
  3. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Thank you Paul. Do you have any idea what the quote was?
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    Re: jonquil absolute

    You're welcome Gecko!

    I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. The Jonquil is definitely from France and way cheaper from the US where it has been flown around the world and customs and taxes...
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    Re: jonquil absolute

    Gecko,

    I am using both and the Jonquil is a little crisper, greener, sharper (a bit like fresh Hyacinth odour) while Narcissus does have a warmer, more honeyed and animalic character if that...
  6. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Adam, thanks a Million! I'd be more than happy to share the sample! I will pm you my contact details. I have not smelled it myself, but a friend of mine overseas smelled it on an exhibiton from...
  7. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Adam, thank you! This is going to make my day!!! I think this raw material is a relatively new one and quite unknown so far. I guess Robertet are the only producers of it.
    Adam, I guess it is not...
  8. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    Adam, do you think you could get the Sunflower essential oil from Robertet???????? Please............
  9. Re: Proxisante is going to get some interesting things

    I have ordered a couple of times from Proxisanté and have to say that the products and the service are absolutely fantastic. Very fast shipping from France to Germany and swift sending of CofAs which...
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    Re: Natural fruit notes

    Osmanthus absolute has a very powerful dried fruits / peach / abricot note with a lovely slightly leathery aspect as well. Davana essential oil does also smell of dried fruits.
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    Re: Buyer Beware - The Perfumed Court (dot) Com

    One should always keep in mind that a decant does come from a bottle that must be somehow opened for decanting, or the decant is sprayed into the sample vial from a sprayer bottle.

    Especially...
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    Re: Could someone make this for me?

    Also thanks everyone for the kind words!

    To GourmandHomme: I am certainly curious about that beef now :D!
    Tell us more about the scents you have made so far and what they are exactly smelling...
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    Re: Could someone make this for me?

    http://naturparfum.net/Ordner/redvintage.jpg


    Sorry folks for my long absence, I simply don't have enough time to be a big forumite - but I thought since yepyep and I are already on our second...
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    Re: Bespoke fragrance...Profumo.it etc.

    Andylama, believe me, even if you had the time (and it would have to very much!), you would never, ever come out with something pleasant for 265$! You have to consider that it takes a lot of efforts...
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    Re: Dark chocolate and green pepper

    Ok, I threw them together this afternoon:D:D:D
    Cocoa absolute and fresh Green Pepper essence from Madagascar. The green pepper is more pungent than the black one, and it penetrates the sweetness of...
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    Re: Dark chocolate and green pepper

    Sounds impossible, right? :embarassed:


    No, not at all! The question is how it would perform as a scent on the skin. I shall give this an experiment today and report back.

    I also second...
  17. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, November 1, 2008 ★★★ SPICY

    Asha,

    thanks for that great review, I even smell the scent by reading it :D

    I recently tested the new release in the blocky bottle, and at least on the paper strip, it smelled the same. I was...
  18. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, November 1, 2008 ★★★ SPICY

    Pulled out the discontinued Montana Just Me for today - my all time fave industrial spicy powerhouse oriental, created by Francoise Caron, who also created Escada Collection. I'm afraid it was too...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 October

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Chaya}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    My heart goes out to you, and my deepest sympathy for your loss. I think of you, mein liebes Mädele!
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    Re: Closest natural civet substitute?

    I think Ambrette is not going to do the job, since it smells like a white and clean musk type and in my opinion it doesn't have any animalic aspect. Givaudan has a great civet reconstruction which is...
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    Re: Could someone make this for me?

    I can do it. Will pm you.
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    Re: almond / amande

    Although I don't go for the very sweet stuff, I really like the KM Loukhoum. It can be layered beautifully with Etro Heliotrope to create a somewhat drier scent.
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    cheapie: YR Neonatura Cocoon
    pricey: SL Bois Oriental
  24. Re: Do you ever have a smell you wish you could bottle?

    Yay, another vote for baby heads and congrats to you for having 6 of them!!!

    Something that doesn't exist truly bottled is the air of blooming Linden trees and Hawthorn blossoms - there are...
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    Re: linden or elder tree blossom

    There you go - very unfortunately, the Linden Absolute does not smell like the blooming trees at all, it smells of some healthy herbal tea :0( I wish there was something that would capture the real...
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    Re: Havana pour Elle

    Smeller, it is nothing at all like the men's, it's a very sweet powerhouse exotic floral. It was a fave of mine for a while, but one can get tired of the sweetness. It received lots of positive...
  27. Thread: Kouros

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    Re: Kouros

    I have to admit that the many cases of severe over application have ruined it for me, like Poison for the ladies...
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    Re: Favourite Orange Blossom scent.

    Same for me, what a shame they discontinued it!!! First I was hoping it would only come out with a different packaging, but the new Neroli is nothing like the old one which imho is the closest to...
  29. Re: Cute rapper/singer raps about perfume (48-second video)

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Taolady}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    you will soon hear from me!;););)
  30. Re: Cute rapper/singer raps about perfume (48-second video)

    Thank you Quarry for posting this! That guy is really something :thumbsup:
  31. Re: Can anyone recommend a perfumer who could dupe a fragrance?

    I also thought of DSH, because some of her dupes are better than the original! But if you want a dupe to save $$$, it will certainly not be cheaper than the original I guess to let somebody recreate...
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    Re: Organza Indécence vs Un Bois Vanille

    Kitz, now that makes my day, thank you! I only noticed the original bottles being disappearing in the shops and also emailed Givenchy about it, but no reply, so this is finally good news :D:D:D!
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    Re: Organza Indécence vs Un Bois Vanille

    I love both of them equally! What they have in common is the absence of floral notes,lots of vanilla and the woody aspect, but in BdV I find a liquorice and coconut (lactonic note), while OI has...
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    Re: Too young for certain perfumes?

    If you like it, wear it, it's a fab scent!!!!!!!!!! Who says that every gal under 30 has to wear clean and light juicy marmalade stuff? Why should one wait to become a grandma to wear the glorious...
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    Re: Which Nirmala do I have?

    Perfume_Addict has explained everything perfectly! The original Nirmala from the 50ies (1955 I think) was an entirely different fragrance, they just used the name for the "Angel Clone".
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th March

    Hang in there Clemmie!!!!
    Happy Birthday kids and many returns. Wearing some Egyptian Jasmine.
  37. Re: Are you a diva in scent only or all-around glam?

    Quarry,

    this thread is brilliant, thank you!

    Just to add my little bit: my divaism is totally limited to scent :D. In privacy I'm with no makeup, jeans and t shirts etc. On stage, of course,...
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    Re: Skin rash from Burberry Brit?

    There are different essences of wild rose but they will surely not be in Brit! The olfactoric notes do not necessarily give a clue about the materials in the fragrance. The ingredient listing can...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th of March, 2008

    Whoaaah, Riannon, what a stunning bottle!!! No SotD yet, but greetings to all of you lovelies!
  40. Re: Bathed and Infused products? Any favorites?

    You are absolutely right,tdem, that is exactly what I was going to post! The same goes for the Loukhoum (horrid sweet marmalade nothing like Rahat at all) and the POTL type too. I think it is not...
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    Re: Perfumes with Endoles

    Very exciting topic, highdudgeon!

    OK, prominent civet note scents: Must de Cartier, and as mentioned before, Jicky and Muscs Koublai Khan, Mecheri's Fleur de Peau, Cuir Mauresque, Scandal de...
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    A Happy New Year to all of you!!! :beer:

    I apologize for not being able to post at the moment, just a lack of time, not of interest :(:(:(. Hope to get back more soon. :o

    Wearing a diluted...
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    Hi and welcome 30 Roses.:wave: :wave: :wave: Your garden seems a little paradise.

    I love spicy roses, too! Too bad they discontinued Anglomania, no idea why :0(
  44. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Right on Twolfie!!! I was totally wandering in the dark with this one, La Perla Swan, LOL!!! My first thought about this one was Eclix, but I have a sample of that and the comparison told me that I...
  45. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Sorry folks to chime in very late here after a busy day. Like it's been said before, Sample C has the same colour as Amorito, but it's like a deeper and richer version of Amorito, less sweet....
  46. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    LiB, I mailed you the answer before the thread was opened.
    Let's also say that the scent is, even if it's a mass market one, not available in all stores .

    Yes, there is musk, but the jasmine is...
  47. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    A tiniest hint of Jasmine???
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    Actually I couldn't describe it any better than Kanutta did. I also think it's an edt, not very strong but quite persistant. It is basically about cocoa, which it has in common with sample C. I get a...
  49. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Bingo!!!!!!!!!! I've got it. This is not Escada Collection, it's from a French house and very often mentioned to be similar to Escada Collection, no wonder I got trapped (but noticed the tiny...
  50. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Peanuts????

    The fruit I get is plum, definitely, and a cola accord! I would say it is an ambery vanillic oriental. A typical Vanilla/Tonka/Sandalwood base. I don't get nuts :D
  51. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    ...I have already made my guess...but there is still the 2%...I'm very curious!
  52. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Hello everyone, and thank you Carissima for the lovely goodies and organizing this very delicious sniffing round!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    I am 98% sure that it is a scent i know, love...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 October

    Wearing Sample A out of the Gourmand round, which I am to post my impressions about right now :D :D :D
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    Re: Feminite Du Bois Heavenly Body Cream

    Well done Donna, brava! The cream is even better than the scent, yummy.
  55. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff, Round 3 "Orienteering in the Orient"

    Wait a minute, one of the Bonds maybe? I'm not familiar with them but always heard about the Angel similarities. NO! Prada???????????????
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    OR PRADA...
  56. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff, Round 3 "Orienteering in the Orient"

    Uh oh, this Patchouly is driving me nuts!
    Well, if it doesn't matter that I'm hardly ever at home at the moment I'd take the Gourmands! Will think about the Patchouly again - Wish? Nope, that's...
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    Re: Birth Announcement

    Congratulations, what a wonderful little boy and thanks for sharing the pictures of the happy family!
  58. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff, Round 3 "Orienteering in the Orient"

    Sorry folks, I'm very late in this exciting thread :0(
    Patchouly, not Angel? Borneo or YR Cocoon???
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    Re: Sarrasins. Ooh, so excited!

    I also received the wax sample and really love it, it's a real "Jasmine-Jasmine"! I prefer it to A La Nuit that has the tendency to go too funky on me, but at least the wax sample remains it's very...
  60. Re: Caron EDT vs Caron extrait - is it the same formulation?

    Smellyquid, I don't think edt's are inferior formulations than the extraits, it is just a fact that a higher content of alcohol is not only changing the strength of the scent, but also accentuating...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 June

    We're still online?

    Testing some new mixtures, as always. Riannon, they're on their way to you too, finally :D :D :D
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    Re: New SL's for Autumn.

    Hey, wait a minute! I think you've got me wrong here! There could be many many varieties of themes and one might need all of them :D .
    I did not say "who needs another Jasmine of Almond scent". I...
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    Re: New SL's for Autumn.

    Hmmmmmmmm, interesting news - I'm curious whether they will be variations of what is already there??? Rahat Loukoum is already an almond scent , A la Nuit Jasmine. Let's wait and sniff!
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    Opium 30th Anniversary Site

    To all the Opium lovers here: I just discovered this beautifully made website made up for the 30th Anniversary of Opium, definitely worth taking a little peek :D :D :D

    http://www.ysl-opium30.com
  65. Thread: new to diy

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    Re: new to diy

    Welcome! Unfortunately I don't know about alcohol sources Downunder. You might google Perfumers' Alcohol. Vodka is not good. Is grape alcohol available at the pharmacy? In Germany it is, but tons of...
  66. Thread: new to diy

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    Re: new to diy

    Hello and welcome Jillsy!:wave: :wave: :wave:

    Cinnamon is one of the strongest sensitizers at all, the best and safest method is not to use it! With clove I would not use more than about 1 drop...
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    Re: Whither Venezia??? Laura Biagiotti

    Musse, I think this is luckily not to expect, since it has always been among the best sellers ever since it came out.
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    Re: Whither Venezia??? Laura Biagiotti

    All the Biagottis are very widely distributed in Germany, you get them everywhere, lots of advertizing also, so Venezia was definitely not a niche frag here, but it got discontinued due to a lack of...
  69. Re: 3 new samples from Lutens non-export - K.Mecheri??

    I think a lot of Mecheris are "greatly inspired" (nice expression!!!) by Lutens. Loukhoum (Rahat Loukoum), Paname (Douce Amere), Myrrhe et Merveilles (La Myrrhe), Fleur de Peau (Cuir Mauresque) and...
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    Re: Any experience with SL Rousse ... anyone?

    I just got the chance to test this recently, and I'm very disappointed! I find it very long lasting, but it is very harsh and a flat chemical cinnamon note (I guess cinnamyl nitrile?). Real cinnamon...
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    Re: Bwahahaha! Lutens samples are mine!

    Indiscreet, congrats! :D :D :D
    You can wear them, they are so to speak solid perfumes, tiny amounts unfortunately. But isn't that little booklet just lovely?
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    Re: Speaking of Vanilla

    Obsession Sheer is a beautiful Vanilla that is light and not too much for warmer weather.
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    Re: Citrus Ban - What's the latest?

    THANK YOU NUTMEG, this discussion is getting very irrational. While it is true that there are limitations, a "ban" is something different. Costus Root for instance is prohibited due to it's very...
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    Re: Oil to Alcohol ratios

    Spicemeister, which oils did you use? Some dangerous ones that give reactions to many people, even if you only use very little, below recommended levels: cinnamon, clove, benzoin, Balsam of Peru and...
  75. Re: what top or middle notes make a perfume classy?

    Galbanum in small doses is a beautiful, crisp green and sophisticated top note. Yuzu is very beautiful, a powerful green and flowery citrus note, very rarely used.
    For the middle notes all real...
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    Re: Are Fragrance prices rising rapidly?

    Well, I have mine:D :D :D

    But don't think you'd be better off then, raw materials are crazily expensive themselves, and so is the postage and custom fees :(

    A 5ml bottle of Rose oil or...
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    Re: Are Fragrance prices rising rapidly?

    Yes, the Euro is meanwhile about 1.36 Dollar, while it used to be 1 : 1 in 2002! But also in europe the prises have risen incredibly - while the Lutens' were about 45 Euro in 2000, they're now 78,...
  78. Thread: Lily

    by jazztweety
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    Re: Lily

    I think the Angel Lily version is gorgeous!
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    Re: Extravagance replacement

    Hi and welcome, ALR!!!
    Too bad, another very unique perfume d'd. But unfortunately I don't know anything similar to it.
  80. Thread: Neroli

    by jazztweety
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    Re: Neroli

    Argghhhhhhhhh... I knew something was wrong! Did they give a reason for that bummer?
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    Re: L'Occitane Neroli discontined?

    Can someone give me a wake up call, please:cry: :cry: :cry: ?
    This is my favourite orange flower scent ever, and I also thought it has it's fans? What a shame:mad: :mad: :mad:
  82. Thread: Neroli

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    Re: Neroli

    Oh, L'Occitane Neroli is awesome, I love it. But actually it doesn't smell of Neroli (steam distilled) but of the solvent extracted Orange flower absolute, which has a much darker and, ahem, carnal...
  83. Thread: Hello!

    by jazztweety
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    Re: Hello!

    Hello and welcome, Drussila:wave: :wave: :wave:

    Looks that with your features you will have a lot of fun here:D :D :D
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 16 May

    Yippieee, Riannon!:beer: :beer: :beer:
    Great news.

    My SotD: very successfully testing new experimental batches of Avicenna and Madagascar made with vanilla co2 extract :D :D :D
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    Re: Beeswax absolute, source & prices

    DCampen, the price at The Goodscents Company is for 10 gr only, 25 are $81.46.:cry:

    Two good and reasonably priced sources:

    http://libertynatural.com/bulk/933.htm (1oz about 60$) (good...
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    Re: Kiehl's Musk, hello nurse!

    Kiehl's Musk is my all time fave musk:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
    It's quite funky, but not as much as Muscs Koublai Khan, which I love, but honestly wouldn't wear in public...
    Love both, the...
  87. Re: Alternative to Rasa? Favourite musks here!

    You really have a poetic talent :D :D :D
    My favourite musk is Kiehl's Musk in EdT, but that's, em, quite human.
    A nice soapy and clean must is "Eau de Musc Blanc" by Rancé, it's very similar to...
  88. Thread: Beeswax

    by jazztweety
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    Re: Beeswax

    As a beeswax fanatic I come up with a lesser known perfume here:
    It has been composed by Christopher Sheldrake (Lutens' nose) for the company Le Monde En Parfum / Isabel Derroisne and you really...
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    Re: Nicotine in Tabarome?

    The Tobacco absolutes I have come across were all labeled nicotine free, and I think it's common for the use in perfumery. I can't imagine bigger companies would use it with nicotine, but why not ask...
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    Re: Re-using decant bottles?

    Yes, the trouble are the sprayers, not the glass! I have already tossed very valuable full size bottles that I used for experimental stages because the smell would never get out of the sprayers...
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    Re: Please Help! Must Have Pencil Shavings!

    Definitely Fendi Theorema and Feminité Du Bois. Or Organza Indécence.
    For pure pencil shavings cedarwood essential oil :)
    The American (Texas, Virginia) are more pencil like than Atlas or...
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    Re: Long-lasting fragrances

    This seems to happen to a lot of Angel admirers - because you smell it often in huge clouds (it was my sig for a couple of years, but only tiny amounts!), and that somehow spoiled it for me. Since it...
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    Re: Long-lasting fragrances

    I am often amazed when people say that, for instance, Angel doesn't last on them! I think that the what really doesn't last mostly is the ability to perceive a fragrance on you, because it is natural...
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    Re: Absolu or Absolu Intense by Rochas

    I unfortunately haven't come across Absolu Intense since it's not available here, but I have Absolu: I bought it on the first sniff when it was still expensive before getting d'd. It is definitely a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 April

    OK, no wedding without an appropriate march! I'll play one for you on the trumpet:D

    and of course a big TUSCH for Lievje, Happy Birthday, may all your wishes come true!
  96. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    There is an Italian body line called Azzurra Paglieri, I wish that scent was available as a perfume!!!
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    Re: Frederic Malle similiars

    I don't know with the both perfumes you mentioned, but L de Lempicka is definitely very similar to Musc Ravageur, and they are both created by Maurice Roucel. L is more on the vanillin side for the...
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme

    That's funny! My first encounter with PuH was with with a girlfriend of mine, smelling really great - I asked her "are you wearing Shalimar?" - and it turned out to be Pour Un Homme. I didn't know it...
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    Re: your favorite discontinued frags

    Hello and welcome ISPAHAN :)

    I was going to mourn that loss here too! Actually it was sort of YR's knock off version of Opium, and I wore it as my sig for many years. I recently emailed YR about...
  100. Re: Newbie trying to find a fragrance that's woody but sweet

    Hi and welcome Wearw!

    My all time favourite with vanilla,sandalwood, bergamot is Must de Cartier.
    Cristobal Balenciaga or Shalimar might fit the bill, too.
    A lovely cheapo by Yves Rocher,...
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