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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Bogue - maker of my very favorite fragrance, MEM

    January Scent Project - my model independent house; John is a masterful, intuitive artist

    Madhat Scents - the “underdog” of the perfume world,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This worries me greatly.

    I seek out these independent makers because they, quite typically, buck some industry trends. They often make things that are purposefully different -- and that, to me,...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    Just tested a black-label mini I got on promotion with Luckyscent.
    As compared to my friend’s incredible olddddd bottle, the mini was a horrendous, fake-iris mall scent. A very sad shadow of its...
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    Re: What's happening with Parfum D'Empire???

    To corroborate Luckyscent’s claims, I recently bought Musc Tonkin... in late August. I bought it on backorder, where the website said it would take 14 days to ship. After 15 days, I emailed to ask...
  5. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    I chose to wait for the pink cap, too. Figured it can't hurt to let it age a couple more weeks.



    Hednic, I'd love to get your opinion of I <3 YY, if you feel so inclined to smell it. Honestly:...
  6. Re: Bogue (Luckyscent NYC Exclusive) “I Love YY”

    I was just in NYC last week and HARRUMPH! They were not yet open -,-

    But given Ylang Ylang is one of my favorite notes, and that Gardoni is one of my favorite perfumers, you get I’m stoked on this!
  7. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    I completely agree, and would go one step further and say that the niche, indie scene will see more attention in the coming years. Or so I hope!
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Man, Bad City sounds up my proverbial alley... apparently I need to watch it, though, if it’s an alley in the bespoke city!

    Curious to smell his take on red wine
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    OP, disregard if this isn't a concern for you, but I also think it seems like you'd like a little advice regarding what percentage to dilute to, yes?

    This is my perspective, it will change for you...
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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    To build off of what Paul said above - I personally leave mine in a cool, dark place (back of a closet, with protection from something falling on it). I've never used the freezer method.

    To...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

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    Re: Filtering and dilution techniques

    I know it's a lot of time, but you could probably let it age even longer than six weeks and be all the better for it.
    I've noticed that many of my blends change even more after two to three months.
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Complete agreement, Thrilled: Serin is fantastic in my book.

    Something smells so familiar -- not in a fragrance way, but in a scent memory way. I'll put more thought into this and report back if I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore the new Serin by January Scent Project because it just came in the mail and I've been looking forward to it.
    I get incredibly excited when one of my indie favorites comes out with something...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I was not aware - Thank you for this learning opportunity, I look forward to perusing these links.
    For what it is worth, I was not saying that you shouldn’t express your desire not to buy the new...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You’re thinking primarily of galaxolide, I believe. That one is an issue because it doesn’t break down in the environment. As for making a blanket statement regarding all synthetic musks being bad...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    A small cask of Vikt is coming back. He’s considering remaking Zahd. “A dark purple sister of Norne is about ready.” Kote on way?

    That’s all I saw while I tuned in. Don’t take any of it as gospel,...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Lol there's also the European Serin, a mottled-yellow finch... Though I doubt that has anything to do with this Rhode Island-based creator's work :huh:

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    Re: Fragrance for upcoming Autumn/Winter

    Early fall hiking: Burvuvu by January Scent Project

    Apple orchard visits: either Bogue's MEM, Frapin's Caravelle Epicée, or Slumberhouse's Kiste (Three different choices for apple picking - can...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Certainly! I am curious to get your opinion on this, thrilledchilled.

    I'm already sold on it.
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    New JSP fragrance available this Friday: Serin

    Notes include marigold, heliotrope, sage, and incense.

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    Re: are there resins with less sweetness?

    Birch tar + cade oil are the ANTITHESIS of sweet, lol. They provide smoke notes in frags.
    Olibanum, AKA Frankincense, isn't very sweet as much as pine-y or lemony.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    Two recommendations from the same house, Providence Perfume Co. (expensive, yes, but very good, and more than one size available):

    - Provanilla - several real vanillas used in this, what more...
  24. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    There’re a lot of defeatist attitudes in this thread. A brand, in this case, is clearly just another word for “perfume house” - though I can understand your hesitancy surrounding the word “brand”...
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    Re: are there resins with less sweetness?

    Sure are!
    Pine essential oil, fir balsam absolute, spruce.
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    To add another Nasomatto: Pardon
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    As much as I've been leaning more niche, more odd, more "indie" lately... I just cannot help a loving spritz of Tobacco Vanille in the fall.
  28. Re: Buried Treasure! What’s your best vintage find at parents’/in-laws’ house?

    The story which comes to mind is a bit different in that it was a bottle I always knew was in the house, but never appreciated until years later.

    My father would save a splash bottle of Eucris by...
  29. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    [edited: sorry, I said the Sandalwood Cologne recommendation but didn't previously see that it was mentioned in the OP!]
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    When I tried Baikal Gris, it was from a plastic small sample sprayer. Everything seemed quite muddled, and there certainly didn't seem to be any violet leaf. I wonder if this was adulteration from...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Huh, only about 20-30 more than what the new bottles will likely go for? Interesting. Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Today I'm wearing a few sprays of a Sixes & Sevens decant for the first time in quite a while.

    My taste has expanded a lot since the last time I wore it. Then, I felt this was an incredibly...
  33. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    These three smoke-and-rose frags have been on my mind a lot lately, as I believe they really master the category:

    - Smolderose by January Scent Project (think of a pleasantly oily, rich rose and...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Finally committed to this excellent Fall Fougere:

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  35. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    No matter how much research was put into the campaign, it still feels quizzical that Dior would do this in the first place. Why? Why do this? We can argue all day about the validity of how they did...
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    There's a vaguely-iris-y note I despise, it can sometimes go powdery, but most of the time, it's that shrieky, mall-scent smell. The one fragrance that smells most acutely "perfume-y" to me is...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Definitely agree that it is relaxing - cozy, even! But in a warmer weather kind of way.

    Today I've got Ash & Rose on again, courtesy of OctaVarium's sample. He reminded me that the supply on this...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    Epic Man by Amouage

    I know the notes list make it look like a cold weather frag, but I wear it almost exclusively in the warmer months. It's actually a cooling, spa-like fragrance with some...
  39. Re: the flight to quality - do you have this "problem"? Don't mean to sound smug (apologies)

    There has always been that association of price with quality, and fragrance is by and large no different....except, of course, there's always an exception to the rule.

    To my nose, Parfums de...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Excited for these - I've heard many things about Musc Tonkin and I'm hoping it will fulfill my quest for a signature musk scent.

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Absolutely. He seems to really struggle with this. I'm not saying that's all his fault, and I do understand how hard it must be to teach yourself how to run a business when you're also creating...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The problem is that Josh doesn’t exactly make it easy to sample, at least not since March of this year. He also doesn’t seem to make many sample packs because I believe they sold out very quickly...
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    Re: Tools

    Ahh, good ol' toothpicks! Also, wall hole fillers look a bit heftier, what an interesting, unexpected suggestion. Thank you!
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    Tools

    I’ve started experimenting with some concretes, which I mix directly into a blend (I’ll strain after aging of course). But I don’t have any decent solution for scraping the material into the jar. I’d...
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    Re: Why jammy rose is so....jammy?

    The aromachemical makeup of certain kinds of rose can have higher amounts of things like beta-damascone, benzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate, benzyl butanoate, and butyl propanoate which have rich, sweet,...
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    Re: How to start buying niche colognes??

    Where you're in Providence (hello, fellow Southern New Englander!), why not pop over to the "bougie" side of the city for Providence Perfume Company? Charna, the perfumer and owner, is very nice....
  47. Re: August Fragrance Giveaway (CONUS)

    Bogue - Mem & Pisarro - Shepherd and Sheep

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    Ok, since this is such an incredible idea for a thread, I'd like to toss in a couple bonus comparisons (also because, while the above was my...
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    Re: Homemade Tinctures

    I tinctured seaside-growing Queen Anne's Lace for over a year. What a potent, seashore smell they provided!
  49. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Would be curious to know your thoughts on January Scent Project - I love Biebel’s work, but it can be split among crowds.
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    This one was a blind buy for me, but I remain confident due to its high praise from Wafts from the Loft and its inclusion of hyraceum - a pet note for me:

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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Thoughts on Narcis

    Once again, a hearty "cheers!" to IsoESuperman for these samples!

    Today I have the pleasure to report a much more resounding "YES!" response to a Lab Series fragrance -- this...
  52. Thread: WTB Frapin

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    WTB Frapin

    Specifically, Caravelle Epicee, Paradis Perdu, Speakeasy, or Terre de Sarment
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Noir de Noir was one of the first fragrances which got me neck-deep into the hobby. It's one of the sexiest things I've ever put my nose to.
    Tobacco Vanille, Jasmine Rouge, and a couple others are...
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Wearing Jupiter today, and recently wrist-wore Linden, with many thanks to IsoESuperman for his generous sample of it!

    Thoughts on Jupiter

    "A refreshing, clean citrus perfume to be used with...
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    Re: A Couple of Questions on an Amber Accord

    Sandalore could work, I don't think it as powerful though. I don't have experience with that one yet.

    As the response above said, you'll want to compliment the heavy resin-laden base with...
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    Re: A Couple of Questions on an Amber Accord

    If you want to add a powdery depth to the resins, try adding Isobutavan + Exaltolide + Heliotropex N.

    If you don't mind adding a creamy-woody facet, use 0.01 (or just a little more if you're...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Thank you! I'm pleased to say this is my first official sample pass.

    Octa, you and I should certainly consider wearing them on our patented "Slumberstopby" days (for everyone else, this is our...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Cheers byrdjoel, sounds like I have a new sample to add to my list!
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Thank you! It feels so suave to me, I cannot resist!
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Would you mind sharing your thoughts on Vanilla Flash? What is it like?
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Looking forward to these most of all:

    - Rosa Resin by Madhat Scents (on cooler weekend days/while apple picking)
    - Patchouli Intenseby Nicolai (at work)
    - The upcoming (close to done) fragrance...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    My friend above and I decided to split the bottle and are wearing FOP jointly today.

    The bombastic top is a blast of lavender with nuances of hay and musk.
    In the deeper drydown, I experience a...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Thank you Cestrum. I would love to take part in this if you'll have me :)
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    Skiff by Madhat

    Ambergris, pineapple, musty boat galley :D
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Times like these I wish I had known about the 2019 Series sooner. This sounds very much up my alley, save for one note (tomato leaf) which challenges me. Honestly, I think I'd enjoy the challenge...
  66. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Actually, it is back! Along with a new EdC version, which I have ordered and will report back on when it gets here.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    ��where I will live!��
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    Re: Explain your icon

    My avatar is from a photo I took in Costa Rica. I'm very attracted to the patterns of palm fronds and the way the subtropical sun plays off of them. I also think it plays well with my username, which...
  69. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    I highly recommend Tropic of Capricorn by Olympic Orchids if you think you'd enjoy a generous dose of musk, mango, and white florals! What a refreshing change this has been for me in the heat.
    ...
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    Re: Perfumery excel spreadsheet-

    Incredible, thank you!
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    Re: Perfumery excel spreadsheet-

    This thread also lured me in, only to find that it was old and the link doesn't work. Anyone have a similar solution in mind?
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Based on what you have listed in your wardrobe, I recommend:
    - Terre de Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver - Hermes
    - Iris Rebelle, Vetiver Fatale by Atelier Colognes
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    Madhat Scents - a Basenoter and all around great guy - is also flourishing as a perfumer. Ash and Rose is something special IMO, but there are many well-received frags in his line.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Happy and safe 4th to all you US-based Slumberfans
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    For what it's worth, I don't think worse of your decision to share what you heard. You're right: if there was a "confidence" element to that interaction, it would have likely been implicitly stated....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    ctboom, I think you mistake our discussions here for complaining. Nobody here is saying Josh is going to see what we're saying and hop on the straight-and-narrow. But this is a forum. People talk...
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    Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    I know, crazy, but you'll have to trust me! :)
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    Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    I’m not sure if it would add anything too new to your summery collection, but if you’re in the mood for more salty/ocean breezy scents, Acqua di Sale by Profumum may fit the bill.

    Epic Man by...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Again, criticism doesn’t have to equal negativity. I want to see Josh succeed. I want his business to grow to the point that he is comfortable with. I admire him and his work.

    I just don’t admire...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Your work on the SlumberHistory was wonderful and I'm in no way shape or form trying to bring that down. Nor am I trying to bring down Josh's business. To the contrary, I'm trying to encourage it.
    ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I echo my friend OctaVariuM's thoughts as he and I were just discussing The SlumberStrange this morning.

    To those who have posted photos or secondhand info from Josh lately: did you ask...
  83. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    These two beauts' :D

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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    It is very funny - almost a cosmic prank - that we often look at pieces of our past in a certain way for so long, only to have that view turned on it’s head by a new experience. What I mean here is...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Ordered and received Skiff. With great excitement, I'd like to share my impressions five hours into my first wearing of it:

    I grew up in a New England seaside town, my father an avid skipper...
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    Re: "Oilyness" In Fragrance

    It is absolutely a texture thing to me! It makes me wonder if certain materials are just more prone to giving off that texture, or if there is a material that - when added to certain naturals -...
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    "Oilyness" In Fragrance

    Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words trying to describe an element of perfume which could be the result of many different factors of it?
    I'm in that position here, as I'm on a quest to...
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    Ooh.

    That's quite a comparison. The only thing that's keeping me from expressing agreement is the "Strangeness Factor" (TM TM TM).

    Hendley's compositions, while broadly well-blended and...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Patchouli Intense and New York Intense by Nicolai might be solid choices (the latter smells quite similar to Bois de Portugal, if you're familiar with the lavender in that).
  90. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    Would love Tardes/El Born!
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    Re: Bogue Unfiltered series

    I ordered the sample set because, as much as I would have loved to get my hands on a full bottle of ANYTHING Antonio releases, cost is a major factor.

    I’ll respond to this thread with my reviews...
  92. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    Perhaps another that might not get too cloying is Iris Rebelle by Atelier Colognes!
  93. Thread: Clay - How?

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    Re: Clay - How?

    You all have broken down my previous expectation that options for a clay note would be limited. To the contrary, there now seems to be plenty of options, so thank you very much!
  94. Thread: Clay - How?

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    Re: Clay - How?

    Furfural! Aha! I suspect you’re right on there
  95. Thread: Clay - How?

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    Re: Clay - How?

    Interesting, thank you! Now is “earthy pyrazine” referred to as such, or is this a nickname?
    Wouldn’t have thought of using tabanon+saffreleine, but you’re right, those would keep it very dry and...
  96. Thread: Clay - How?

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    Clay - How?

    I'm on a quest to create something with a deep, lasting "terra cotta" / clay-like scent. I've experimented with mitti attar, which does the trick but not for too long before it settles into something...
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    Re: Peach Sandalwood Base

    Ahh, I was wondering if that would be threading the needle. Will do, Paul!
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    Re: Peach Sandalwood Base

    I'm on a quest to create something with a deep, lasting "terra cotta" / clay-like scent. I've experimented with mitti attar, which does the trick but not for too long before it settles into something...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm really hoping this isn't the result of someone buying up extras and selling them for jacked prices. Josh's lack of supply is frustrating enough, we don't need these pirates plundering the product.
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    It’s got to be MEM by Bogue. I’m starting to feel anxious that every post I make here on BN is about MEM, which I suppose partially answers this query.

    MEM is very transportitive for me,...
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