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    Re: Natural Perfumery Workshop!!

    Any BN'ers attending this workshop? Would love to meet you!! I can't wait for Friday!
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    Re: Two silly and unrelated questions

    I love BN! So much good information!
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    Re: Happy New Year of 2009 for everybody

    Health and happiness to everyone and their loved one's.
  4. Anyone familiar with Strange Invisible Perrfumes?

    and if so, what are your thoughts? I like the website and all of the parfum sounds so delicious and interesting to me. I have only sampled Moon Garden, which I quite liked. I think it's quite...
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    Two silly and unrelated questions

    1. Can anyone describe to me what carnation smells like?

    2. Why are certain fragrances called gourmands? I get the whole food thing...but doesn't gourmand mean one who overindulges in food as...
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    Re: Forest frag = found

    I forgot to ask you about Wild Hunt? Does it smell like pine? Or is more mossy and woody?

    I love pine!
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    Re: Forest frag = found

    I just received Tea/Rose, At the Beach 1966, and Black March. I too, love his creativity with the memory scents. I would love to try all of them. What drives me crazy is that I don't really know...
  8. Re: Body Odour - or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Musk

    I love this topic! I just replied to a thread yesterday re: scent and your partner. The jist was if neither of you enjoys the other's perfume...do you go without it? Especially if you think you...
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    Re: Suggestion, for a mostly natural perfume?

    Aren't The Different Company, Strange Invisible Perfumes, and Sonoma Scent Studio all natural too? I think, but I'm not sure.
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    Re: Ethnicity and Scents

    Wow! This thread is more of a philosophical debate! IMHO it is the classic of nature vs. nurture...biology vs. psychology. I think more of it comes down to nature, genetics, or biology. However,...
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    Re: Marriage and Mixed Media

    I can relate a little bit. I'm new to BN and new to niche. My BF has no interest in perfume at all. The problem is that he LOVES my natural scent. Seriously, he has a sniffing fetish. He sniffs...
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    What are your favorite notes?

    The scents I am most attracted to seem to have tuberose, jasmine, rose, orange blossom, bergamot, pikaki, frangiapani (sp?), linden blossom, lotus, ylang ylang, geranium, peru balsam, gardenia,...
  13. Thread: Skanky?

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    Skanky?

    What are people referring to when they use this word? To me, skanky means gross or bad smelling. However, when people use this term they seem to be referring to tuberose or jasmine. Both of which...
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    Re: Your New Year's fragrance resolutions?

    Identifying notes
    Expand my "comfort zone" beyond florals
    DIY
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 December

    On the left wrist - BVLGARI Le The Vert. (How do I get accent marks on my computer? It drives me crazy that I can't put the accent over The!)

    On the right wrist - EL Amber Ylang Ylang

    Later I...
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    Did I get ripped off?

    Hi there,

    I have been ordering mini's on Ebay...

    However, I received an AG Petite Cherie and EL Amber Ylang Ylang. The EL bottle looks like the regular sized bottle, but it doesn't have any...
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    Re: Natural Perfumery Workshop!!

    It being held at Esalen Institute on Highway 1 in Big Sur. Workshop is January 16th-18th. The first class, I believe, starts at 8:30 on Friday night. They also have movement (yoga and meditation)...
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    Re: Fragrances that turn color as they age

    I've wondered the same thing. Michael Kors turned from yellowy/straw to orangey amber. I don't think it's affected the scent. So, is it exposure to sun/light? Also, there was a thread somewhere...
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    Natural Perfumery Workshop!!

    Hi all,

    I just registered for a weekend workshop (jan 16-18) on creating natural perfumes. It's in Big Sur at the Esalon Institute. Mandy Aftel is teaching it...I am sooo excited! I don't know...
  20. Why are so many perfumista's turned off by aquatic scents?

    There seems to be a theme amongst serious perfumista's (can't think of a better word) that aquatic scents are just...yuck. Why is this? Not enough depth? Too clean?
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    Re: SotD Friday 26 December

    SL - A la nuit
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Favorite note: Tuberose, jasmine
    Hair (natural): Dark blonde
    B-day: November (total Sagittarius)
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    Re: It's just not "me" perfumes

    I am a floral girl at heart. Not sickly sweet/synthetic/fruity but anything with tuberose, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, pikaki, plumeria, etc. I try soooo hard to wear orientals....but they remind...
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    CB I Hate Perfume...At the Beach 1966

    What am I smelling? Besides "coppertone, crushed seashells, and ocean air"? I think I'm smelling dandelions and grass?
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 December-08

    Hmmm, I think I'll wear CB's At the Beach 1966...going to Bodega Bay today, so why not?
  26. Re: CB I Hate Perfume Strawberry Accord - anybody smelled it?

    Sorry, I didn't even know he had a strawberry accord. I just received my tea/rose, black march, and at the beach 66. They all smell exactly like what they are supposed to smell like. Tea/Rose...
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    Re: Has anyone shopped Perfume Network?

    Wow! I just read the link on Mad Scientist's post. Um, I won't be using them. On a happier note, I just bought a 3.4 ml bottle of Rose de Rosing (95% full) from parfum1 for $69.00 minus their 25%...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 December

    On the left wrist - BVLGARI Black
    On the right wrist - Amouage (Lyric)
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    Sticky: Re: Note Identification Project - Please Join In!

    I've been scanning this thread and can't seem to find answers to a couple of questions...so here goes. I am playing around with som EO's I ordered. Tubersose Absolute from Eden Botanicals. Yuck! ...
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    Has anyone shopped Perfume Network?

    I just came across this website and don't know if they are "trustworthy". I have no reason to believe their not...some of the prices just seem REALLY good. www.perfumenetwork.com

    I've been...
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    Re: Need help with ratios!

    Thanks! I went with the 12/3/6 and I have to say my top notes are overpowering. However, I made it last night and it hasn't had a chance to sit.

    When people refer to letting the fragrance "sit"...
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    Question re: EO

    I hope I'm posting this is in the right forum. I have ordered some EO's from Eden Botanicals so I can familiarize myself with notes. Tuberose Absolute smells very weedy! Even when I dilute with...
  33. Re: Best fragrance-free moisturizer--doesn't interfere with frags

    Aiona...how does the triple paste ecezema cream work? My daughter has ecezema, mainly on her tummy. It's a bumpy patch that never seems to go away. I've been using a prescribed cream...
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    Need help with ratios!

    Today is first attempt at making a fragrance. i am using fractionated coconut oil only, no alcohol. According to the little perfume book from Perfumer's Apprentice I should us 55%/20%/25% for...
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    Re: Any scents with gas accords?

    I agree with Pelle re: Tubereuse Criminelle. I love tuberose...but I get a strong gasoline/permanent marker smell at first.
  36. What do people mean when they refer to a fragrance as creamy/milky?

    Is there a way to expain this to me? Besides the obvious that is smells creamy/milky? What scents do this? Or what notes?

    tanks!
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 December

    Morning: Fracas
    Evening: SL Fleur d'Oranger
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    I use the Cetaphil cream. The super thick stuff that comes in a pot. I use on my face and body, as well. My dermatologist claims it's the best!
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    Re: What smells do you hate?

    Oh,and the smell of burning teeth...when the dentist is drilling a cavity! That's one of the worst!
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    Sticky: Re: Note Identification Project - Please Join In!

    Hi there!

    I too, would love to join in!! I am new to this and would love to educate myself. Just the other day I was thinking to myself...what DOES a violet smell like? I know the basics, rose,...
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    Re: Library question...

    Thanks to all!
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    Library question...

    What qualifies as owning a scent? A full bottle? Sample of 5ml? Any sample size?

    Just curious!
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    Re: looking for tropical/guava scent

    I think any of the Saffron James line might suit you. I don't know that there is a guava note in each of her four perfumes...but they are all quite tropical. Pikake, Frangiapani, etc. I think she...
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    Re: Suggestion, for a mostly natural perfume?

    What about Aftelier? I think Mandy Aftel only uses natural ingredients and has some WONDERFUL sounding scents. I am waiting for samples for: Pink Lotus, Cassis, Blond Tabac, and Cepes and Tuberose....
  45. Re: Your favorite Neil Morris fragrance, and why?

    I haven't tried any but Gotham sounds DEE-LISH!
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    Re: What smells do you hate?

    An interesting question, that Odysseusm pointed out, is why do some people hate certain "so-called" pleasant smells and vice versa? Do we have different perceptions of scent? Or is it more about...
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    What smells do you hate?

    This might be fun...

    I am not a big fan of overtly citrus fragrances. When bergamot, mandarin, etc. are blended with florals...great. But, just a strong orange/lemon smell...not so much.
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  48. Re: Any good ideas for storing/organizing samples?

    Both great ideas...thank you!
  49. Any good ideas for storing/organizing samples?

    I would like to find or make something attractive for storing samples. I have heard of people using "ammo" cases....but I would prefer something I can keep on my dresser.

    I guess I could use a...
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    Re: What are your top 5 rose scents??

    Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions....so exciting! I always had the notion that a rose is a rose is a rose. Suddenly, I'm fascinated with rose! Has anyone tried Amouage, Lyric?
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    What are your top 5 rose scents??

    I'm rediscovering/reappreciating (is that a word?) rose. What are your favorite rose scents and why?

    I'd love to find a rose/leather/pine/tobacco fragrance.
  52. What are the essential supplies/tools/oils for first timer!!!

    I am completely new to the world of fragrance....just developed a serious interest in building my library and making my own perfume. What oils, alcohols, etc. would you buy if you were just starting...
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