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    Re: Fragrance raw material of the day (FRMOTD)

    Maltol

    I'm returning to it after hating it for so long. It's overuse in mainstream perfume almost ruined it for me. So, I am blending it in minute quantities with other materials to see what...
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    Re: Burlington Coat Factory.

    I was in a Burlington three days ago, and it was all the usual suspects but at prices I would not pay. However, on their clearance rack I found a 3.4 bottle of K de Krizia for 7.98, so I got it.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Bulgari Black?
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    Re: L'Aigle de la Victoire Rance 1795

    I love this juice. Dark and rich. Skanky? A little I found my bottle at Besame Mucho in Key West.
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    Re: perfume blending workshop this weekend!

    Play as much as you can. Enjoy the process. Don't worry about leaving with a "Product."
  6. Re: Does anyone use the "pick something random to wear" wardrobe feature?

    I've used it a few times. I think it's fun.
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    Re: what does that mean

    TGSC stands for The Good Scents Company, a valuable source of online information for anyone interested in perfumery.
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    I don't smoke, but when I wear Malizia Vetiver people think I've been out back stealing a couple puffs.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    In Louisville I found Shalimar Parfum Initial L'eau for $39.99 and Aqua Allegoria Bianca Nerolia, 75 ml, for $29.99. Finally, something real.
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    Re: Of Plumbing, Perfume and Private Messages

    It's about time. Your postings and replies on the boards have been so helpful to me. You've provided so much information for us that I can't imagine having the need to PM you. Just know that you...
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    I created a series of portraits dealing with gay stereotypes. This one was my favorite. It's called "Emo Twink."
  12. Re: any link between natural sense of smell and fragrance appreciation?

    I have a very normal nose, but I practice smelling on a daily basis. So, my nose has improved through repetition.
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    The scent of respect is attractive to all genders.
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    Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    Get the Parure immediately!
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    Re: The very best of 2014

    I know it was released last year, but I didn't get it until this year, L'aigle de la Victoire by Rance 1795
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Sir by D. S. & Durga
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    Re: Pure Iris (Orris) for Men

    28 La Pausa by Chanel
  18. Re: Looking for something comparable to Malizia Vetyver

    Malizia is smokier than any other vetiver I've ever smelled. I can't think of a scent that even comes close. Shame it's been reformulated as it was quite unique.
  19. Thread: Outscent by Jao

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    Re: Outscent by Jao

    By the way, here is a link
    http://jaobrand.com/products/outscent
  20. Thread: Outscent by Jao

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    Outscent by Jao

    Has anyone ever heard of this? I just picked up a bottle in Key West and love it. It is very much in the Slumberhouse style albeit at a lower price point. I have a feeling that it is non-IFRA...
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    Re: Anyone Gifting Fragrance for the Holidays!?

    Philosykos for my partner
    Terre d'Hermes for my nephew
    Chanel Eau de Cologne for my sister
    Cambouie for my best friend
    Journaliste for his wife
    Rose for my sisters bestie
    and an assortment of...
  22. Thread: Key West

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    Key West

    I just returned from Key West with some news for fumeheads. There are three or four shops like Perfumania on Duval St., but the best shops are harder to find. First, check out Radiant Spa and...
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    Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    Chanel's Eau de Cologne
  24. Thread: Okoumal from PA

    by JDBIII
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    Re: Okoumal from PA

    I think Bois d'Ombrie by Eay d'Italie and Cumming by Christopher Brosius both feature Okoumal, so give them a sniff and see what you think.
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    Re: Create a flanker

    Kourose - the original Kouros, with a huge, dark rose in the middle and extra animal goodies in the base, rounded off with some real sandalwood.
  26. Thread: Ambreinol?

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    Re: Ambreinol?

    lol. I purchased a labdanum fraction from Perfumer Supply House called Ambrarome. It is intense, dark, smoky, and quite wonderful.
  27. Re: Season 8 of rebooteed Dr Who - Sci Fi nerds name your Dr Who scent

    I think perhaps Norne by Slumberhouse
  28. Re: Classic perfumery accords and other basic exercises

    Don't forget to try a classic eau de cologne preparation. There is nothing like a great eau.
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    Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    Just this summer I had an expensive bottle of ADP Leather stolen from my bag on the short flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY. I saw that my bag was unzipped, checked, and noticed the theft. I...
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    I have always thought of anise as dark blue.
  31. Re: I think I've find it! A lifelong leather-partnership.

    It only took one squirt for me to go FB on this baby.
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Sephora is really pushing this, so I smell it every time I go there. I don't think I would characterize this as generic, but it is more manstream than many Guerlain fragrances. I wore it out of the...
  33. Starting a Gang - Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    I can't be the only Basenoter here in Louisville. I am interested in starting a group of fragrance addicts who want to sample, critique, make, share, and generally discuss fragrances. If you are in...
  34. Thread: isophorone

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    isophorone

    I have a container of isophorone. It is listed as "prohibited" on the perfumer search site. Does anyone know more about this? If it really is prohibited is it safe to dispose of or should it be...
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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    Hermes - Un Jardin en Mediterrennea has a beautiful fig note
  36. Re: Out with it.. what is the worst blend you have ever made?

    Sometimes mistakes turn into happy accidents. I still experience FOOOOOOO! quite often.
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    Re: Fragrance Mysteries

    Just this weekend I was sitting at a table next to a lovely young lady who smelled incredible. The fragrance wafted by for the entire meal. I was in heaven. As she was getting up to leave I...
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    Re: What Style of Fragrance Fits You Best?

    I'm a chypre guy myself.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Today at Ross got:

    Kanon K.O. - 6.99 - totally generic but easy for office
    Azzaro Homme Night Time - 19.99 - fruity, woody, ok, but not like the original
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    Re: Lush Breath Of God

    The first time I wore it I couldn't wait to get home and wash it off. But, I couldn't stop thinking about it. About a year later i sniffed it at a Lush outlet and was hooked. It is quite unique...
  41. Re: Calvin by Calvin Klein 1981 release... what are your thoughts on it?

    I loved it in the 80's. The reformulation was pretty pathetic.
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    Re: Any love for Messe de Minuit?

    I love it too. It's sweeter than many current incense frags but beautiful and comfortable.
  43. These sound great. Where are they available for...

    These sound great. Where are they available for purchase?
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    Re: My worlds collide! I mean meet!

    Many fragrances came to mind while listening to this. What a neat opportunity. Thanks.
  45. Re: I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! What should I try?

    While it's very difficult to beat Jonathan at Barney's for customer service, I have had three very pleasant visits to Jacquelines and have always left with a unique scent. Don't believe all the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I found Les Notes de Lanvin Vetiver Blanc at the TJ Maxx here in Louisville. Also $12.99. I bought it blind and not too impressed yet. Very generic. Will give it a couple more wears though to see...
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    Re: Black is Black & Hot is Black by Nuparfums

    I find Black is Black to be quite irritating. It begins with some imaginary citrus candy odor and ends on a cheap pleather gob. Unattractive at every point.
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    I would go with:
    Sandalo
    Patchouli
    Vetiver
  49. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    I love Perfume - The Guide and because of it I have tried many wonderful fragrances. I think LT is a great opportunity for me to learn and develop my own critical abilities. I also love the reviews...
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    Re: Create a Bleu de Chanel flanker

    I agree. Bolster the base with civet, castoreum, costus, deer musk. Add the merest hint of immortelle and ivy in the mid section, and load up the aldehydes on top. Yippee!
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    Re: Nine Flags Cologne, "Spain"

    I gave my father the whole Nine Flags set for his birthday one year long ago. He never used them, but I used to sniff them all the time. I remember Manzanilla as a sweet, pulpy citrus. A very...
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    Re: Here we go with rotten fruit again!

    No. It is still the modern blue box but a 2001 batch number.
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    Grasse perfumers

    I noticed that there are some perfumers in Grasse of whom I've never heard. Do any of you have experience with the perfumes of either Guy Bouchara or Didier Gaglewski? Gaglewski's website boasts...
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    Re: Here we go with rotten fruit again!

    I recently found a bottle of Diorella, intact in box, with a batch number for 2001 at a store called Perfumes Plus for $50.00. It is glorious.
  55. Thread: Mimosa

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    Re: Mimosa

    I will be visiting Grasse this summer. This makes me even more excited. I love Apres L'Ondee.
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    Re: I have a Game - Dress me in a scent.

    Mitsouko by Guerlain. It starts off peachy but dries down into a solid chypre that, I believe, would provide an excellent counterpoint to the tattoos, piercings, and leather of your appearance. Fun...
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    Re: Fragonard: Le grand parfumeur de Grasse

    I've been wearing Zizanie since the 70's.
  58. Re: Article: Natural Perfumer's Guild: Outlaw Perfume Project

    Why can't perfumes carry a warning label like so many other products in our economy? It would be simple and protect the perfumer from liability suits. Something like: "This perfume contains...
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    I find Spicebomb similar to Carbone by Balmain but much prefer Carbone which is not as cloying but richer.
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    Re: top floral carnation perfumes for men

    I love Vitriol d'Oiellet by Lutens
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    Re: L'Artisan Vanilla Absolument

    I don't get any leather, perhaps a touch of smoke. The vanilla is anything but typical on my skin. Very dry with a bit of plastic and an animalic edge. The first wearing was difficult, but...
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    Re: Can anyone name this bottle?

    They came out as a group of three. Yes they are Etro. It could be Raving, Resort, or Relent (?).
  63. Thread: Hidden Grasse?

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    Re: Hidden Grasse?

    Thanks for the info. La Bastide Saint-Antoine looks amazing.
  64. Thread: Best leather?

    by JDBIII
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    Re: Best leather?

    also:
    Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence
    Peau d'Espagna by Santa Maria Novella
  65. Thread: Hidden Grasse?

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    Hidden Grasse?

    I will be visiting Grasse this summer and as well as doing everything a tourist would do (Fragonard, Molinard, Galimard, Perfume Museum) I was wondering if there were any hidden gems. This includes...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Angel's and straight man!

    I've never worn Angel, but after reading this thread I am driving to Sephora and spritzing some on. The same thing happens when I read recipes online. I have to eat immediately.
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    Re: Oak moss- can we talk?

    Oakmoss by Parfums Regence is linear, strong and wonderful but devilishly hard to find. I got mine at Jacqueline's in San Francisco.
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    Re: What is the closest to Cashmeran?

    I find it has a slight mildew quality as well.
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    Re: What do you think of my small collection?

    You have a beautiful, compact collection. I might add:
    Mitsouko - Guerlain
    Jubilation 25 - Amouage
    No. 19 - Chanel
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    Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    If they have screw-on atomizers or glass dabbers I clean them and fill them with my own creations. If they have a crimp top I just cry over them moaning "Why Why?"
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    My parents had some great scents, and I was given some good scents as well, but the first scent I actually bought for myself was Zizanie by Fragonard.
  72. Thank you for your recommendations. My mouth is...

    Thank you for your recommendations. My mouth is watering, or is that my nose? (Yuck) At any rate I can't wait to sample some of these. Happy New Year everyone.
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    I find that Peau d'Espagne by Santa Maria Novella and Dans Tes Bras by Frederic Malle ring these bells for me.
  74. Thread: Male rose

    by JDBIII
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    Re: Male rose

    Cabaret by Gres is a light incense rose. Rose Poivree by the Different company is richer and more intense. But, I love Rose 31 anytime, anywhere.
  75. Re: Article: Sandalwood Dreams, Part 8: Uses and Markets + Sandalwood Oil Giveaway

    Thank you for this fascinating series of articles. It certainly is inspiring to see sustainable practices used in the service of fragrance materials. I'm curious to know if there are any other...
  76. Re: Can you tell me a little something about Etro Anice?

    Anice may be my favorite anise scent. It is simply anise. Not much window decoration and fairly linear. If she loves anise this is a great choice.
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    Re: The Thanksgiving Thread

    I don't want to compete with the food, so I am wearing Santal Noble by MPG. It is rich, beautiful but wears close to the skin so I can enjoy it without interfering with the feast.
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    What an amazing scent. I am wearing it the day before Thanksgiving here in the USA, and I can't escape the sage, nutmeg (not listed) and citrus. These are traditional smells fir this celebration,...
  79. Dr. Who perfume articles are cool!

    Dr. Who perfume articles are cool!
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    It took me twenty years to enjoy any perfume that featured galbanum prominently. And I used to think aldehydes were only invented to confuse me. Luckily, my persistence combined with the magic of...
  81. Thread: APOM pour homme

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    Re: APOM pour homme

    It scared me when I first sprayed it on, but now I love it. I prefer it in the autumn though.
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Chanel - Bleu, Platinum Egoiste, Pour Monsieur Concentree, anything that says Allure
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    Re: What would you wear to a Kentucky Derby party?

    I am heading to a Derby party in five minutes, and I figured every guy there would be wearing Derby, so I chose Invasion Barbare. May the odds be ever in your favor.
  84. Thread: Next Chanel

    by JDBIII
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    Re: Next Chanel

    Pour Monsieur (regular)
    Sycomore
    Eau de Cologne
    Coromandel
  85. Re: Amouage Ceil Man or Reflection Man??? which should I buy and why?

    Reflection is beautiful but confuses me. I find Ciel to be a more direct and cogent expression of a fragrance idea.
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    Re: Magnolia seed pods

    Years ago, in Georgia, I played around with some of the bright red berries that come out of the pods. They also have a very unique scent. I macerated them and tinctured them then moved away and...
  87. Thread: Best deal

    by JDBIII
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    Re: Best deal

    100 ml Iris Poudre by Fredric Malle - $35.00
  88. You obviously have great facility with a huge...

    You obviously have great facility with a huge variety of ingredients and styles, but is there any ingredient that has given you trouble consistently?
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    Re: The go to "safe scent"

    +1 Bulgari pour Homme
    also Tokyo by Kenzo
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    Re: Fixatives and the Fleeting Scent

    OMG Paul. Thanks for the extensive DEP list. You rock.
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    Re: newbie from south east asia

    Welcome to Basenotes. I look forward to hearing about fragrance trends in your part of the world.
  92. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Cologne Pour le Soir - MFK
    Iris de Nuit - Heeley
    Jubilation 25 - Amouage
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    Re: Any regular wearers of Mugler BMen here?

    I have always preferred B*Men to A*Men. It has a faint liqorice vibe with an herbal (sage?) sheen. I have worn it at work, home and play. I have never received any commemts on it as it wears...
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    I have yet to find a Jo Malone that I would buy, but hope springs eternal.
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    Re: Etro Vetiver, or CdG Vettiveru?

    I prefer the Etro.
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    Re: My mom needs a hands cream, help please....?

    I like Trilipiderm. They have their own site online and can be found on Amazon.
  97. Re: do you know a cologne that smells like gummy bears?

    Solinotes Musc smells like Jujubees if that helps.
  98. Re: Maximilian Must Know (Lalique's Encre Noire)

    a muzak version of Paint it Black. Clever boy.
  99. Thread: Best Verbena

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    Re: Best Verbena

    L'Occitane offered three verveine colognes last summer. All were fairly simple but quite nice and very refreshing. Heeley also offers a beautiful rendition of verveine.
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    I reached in and pulled out Aficionado by Cigar Aficionado. It's supposed to be a tobacco scent, but I find it very herbal
    and dry.
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