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  1. Please help! what's the difference between a rose 'attar', rose otto and essential rose oil?

    Hi.
    i am thinking of buying, for my next purchase, an oil-based, non-alcoholic, perfume made from all natural ingredients which has rose as its main, or only, scent.
    i am a bit confused though...
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    Great attar collection. Being (South) Asian, I'm used to attar (or 'itr as we say correctly!), but have only now started thinking of how superior it is to synthetic modern perfumes. The problem is...
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    Re: Rose Otto Oil

    I love the smell of roses and Joy by Jean Patou is my fave fragrance of all time so when I read about attar of roses or rose otto I was fascinated. When I saw the price I was even more excited. In...
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    Re: Martine Micallef perfumes

    Thanks for the feedback. Been inactive on these forums for a long time!
    Back in Germany now so will just go to Douglas and try some more Micallef...but good to know Fortnum & Mason do it too for...
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    Re: Martine Micallef perfumes

    Thanks for the feedback!
    A question: I have moved back to England and cannot find any where to buy Martine Micallef perfumes---I tried Harrods and they hadn't heard of the brand! Talk about...
  6. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    Well I am reviving this thread after a long time just to ask a question: is there a similar online place for sampling quality perfumes like The Perfumed Court and or Lucky Scent but which is based in...
  7. Re: How Long is a piece of string? - My wardrobe, your suggestions...

    I'm also a relative newby and would recommend -- based on my own wardrobe:

    Joy Jean Patou
    Chanel No 5
    Fracas
    Martine Micallef Patchouli
    Ambre Sultan (Serge Lutens)
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil and...
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    Re: An interesting article on Chanel No. 5

    Well, I've bought a copy of Roja Dove's book on Perfumes --great!--and, as a treat to myself for my birthday, I bought a little bottle of the pure parfum of Chanel No.5! It cost nearly a 100 euros...
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    Re: Martine Micallef perfumes

    Thanks for the link to the other micallef thread. I own Patchouli -- prob. my fave frag at the mo--and sampled some in Douglas yesterday. I'm tempted simply to just throw caution to the wind and buy...
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    Martine Micallef perfumes

    This House is in danger of becoming my favourite perfumer! All the fragrances I've sampled or own have been wonderful and she only makes her products in EdP strength.
    ...
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    Re: An interesting article on Chanel No. 5

    and thanks to nukapai for the corrections. :-)
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    Re: An interesting article on Chanel No. 5

    Glad to have been of assistance, ladies. *takes off top hat and bows* :-)

    I want to get Chanel No. 5 in a large bottle but not sure whether to get the EDT, EDP or Pure Perfume--preferably all...
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    Re: Patchouli-based fragrances

    Martine Mecallef's Patchouli is a fantastic scent. It is very warm and sexy and has great drydown and exceptional sillage. It smells wonderful. Sharp and tangy to begin with and then becomes so warm...
  14. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    hypnotic: see above for my review of Fracas.
  15. HELP!! Antiperspirants, deodorants, perfumes--how does one combine?

    Does one?! I mean before I'd shower and spray on some deodorant/antiperspirant before work; now I've gotten into the habit of putting on my beloved niche fragrances (!) but I'm scared of the...
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    An interesting article on Chanel No. 5

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/the-chanel-no-5-story-961226.html

    -from a quality British broadsheet.

    Enjoy!
  17. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    Hi.
    My review of Fracas: when I first opened the bottle and smelt it it was like smelling Arabic perfume oils, quite potent but nothing special. Then after applying quite a few dabs on my neck and...
  18. Sensory Overload: A problem I have when testing perfumes in a store...

    Say I go to a large parfumerie and test a handful of perfumes, I find that after a while all the scents get mixed up--whether i spray on my arm or on those fancy little cards they give you---so i get...
  19. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    You'te right thegoodlife! Joy is a joy. I bought a 7.5 ml bottle of the parfum today. Also my Fracas parfum arrived too in the post. Gonna wear one of them tomorrow. Not decided which one yet. :-)...
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    Re: What are "The Classics" ?

    I agree with stevo30. I should have been more specific. Unless you're into fragrances --like we at BN are!--the only perfumes you'll have heard of will be things like CK and some YSL from the TV...
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    Re: What do you call one of those things...

    Thanks! Those were exactly what I was searching for. ;-)
  22. Re: Do I risk buying a small Chanel No 5 on eBay?

    I tend to look at the price on ebay. if someone is selling chanel no. 5 parfum for 10 dollars you know it is going to be a fake; whereas if the retail price is say 100 and they're selling for like 70...
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    What do you call one of those things...

    which you see ladies in old Hollywood films use to apply their perfumes? They are made out of rubber with a bit of tubing and look like a rubber bulb; you squeeze them to spray lots of perfume all...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    thanks for the feedback; i'm very a dab of joy right now. i was worried wearing the parfum to work would be overdoing it.
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    A question for the ladies...

    Ladies, what would you think if you walked past a man and you smelt Chanel No. 5/Joy Jean Patou/Fracas de Robert Piguet or if you smelt it on one of your male work colleagues?!
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    Re: What are "The Classics" ?

    Oh, I discovered that TPC does sets of various classics as samples. Will def check them out!
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    Re: What are "The Classics" ?

    Yeh its not a classic by definition but its by Serge Lutyen which is a classic house and it has
    great smell and excellent sillage; i put it on in the morning before work and got back in the late eve...
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    Re: What are "The Classics" ?

    I went to a large upmarket store in germany today [karstadt] and to the parfumerie and i asked one of the sales ladies if they had Fracas and she didn't know what it was and had to ask an older...
  29. Re: EDT, EDP, Parfum: when to wear which concentration--a dumb question from a newbie

    thanks. i might just do like loads of sprays of one of my EDPs or Parfums and see what reaction i get!
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    Re: What are "The Classics" ?

    Thanks Pour Monsieur. I think that the label 'classic' surely applies to stuff which has stood the test of time. Even with novels we wouldnt call a book published in the 1980s a classic yet--a modern...
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    What are "The Classics" ?

    Hi.
    There are some perfumes which are so famous that they've become legendary -- In other words even the common man is aware of them.

    Since I'm such a 'common man' (!) I'd like to begin my...
  32. EDT, EDP, Parfum: when to wear which concentration--a dumb question from a newbie!

    Hi. I'm still ignorant when it comes to perfumes in general and I'm a bit confused about when to where which. Let me explain: for example, I really want to buy YSL Opium but there are EDT, EDP and...
  33. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    I bought those from The Perfumed Court online. Very dear too they were--but worth it! :-)
  34. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    Bro, where can I purchase some of this Indian Musk Ghazelle?!
  35. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    Hi! Asha,

    Is it still possible to purchase real animal musk? I read online that since 1979 it was banned due to the musk deer becoming nearly extinct as a result of overharvesting its glands for...
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    Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    Hi there!

    I love perfumes--or at least the idea!--of wearing only perfumes which use natural--as opposed to chemically synthesised--ingredients. I know that Clive Christian perfumes only use...
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    Re: Clive Christian perfumes

    I've been debating with myself for ages whether or not to buy the Sample Travel Set which contains 10ml samples of X, No.1 and 1872 perfumes by CC. I bought a 1ml sample online but thought it was...
  38. Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    My samples of

    Clive Christian No.1 for Men
    Jean Patou Joy Pure Parfum
    Chanel No. 5 Pure Parfum
    Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrées de Thebes

    arrived today! One tiny whiff of Joy had me ecstatic!...
  39. Re: I'm a guy but I like women's perfumes better...

    tHANKS to every1 for all the replies!
    Well I bought Jo Malone's Red Roses last week as I love the smell of roses and people on basenotes tended to rate it highly. i also smelt it and liked it so i...
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    How to tell if one is a "sillage monster"?

    I've read this term on a few threads on here and think I know what it means (is it someone on whom fragrance does not have much sillage at all i.e. you won't notice that person is wearing any scent...
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    Disappointed...

    I wore my Mitsouko to work today for the first time and was hoping that at least ONE person would notice it and comment on how i smelt but no! I have the pure extrait de parfum too and it has reputed...
  42. Which fragrances have the highest sillage and or longevity?

    I'm new to this game so excuse my posts if they are ignorant.
    I like my fragrance to announce my presence and waft across the room...

    :-)

    So, the best perfumes for this are? (Please list both...
  43. Re: I'm a guy but I like women's perfumes better...

    Thanks so much!
    I'm going shopping...!!! :-)
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    EDP or Parfum strength male fragrances?

    Hi.
    Most male perfumes I have seen are EDT or EDC strength. I prefer EDP or Parfum strength since they last much longer but not many are available. I've got Mecallef Patchouli which is
    a unisex...
  45. I'm a guy but I like women's perfumes better...

    Hi. I'm quite new to the world of perfumes and i often prefer the smell of female scents
    as they are usually made of higher concentration of essential oils and, well, smell better!

    I get weird...
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