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    Re: A little game.... ?

    It does give some insight to his creative perception and drive to be simplistic. Keep in mind this is his *current* ingredient list and Terre D'Hermes was created in 2006. Lyral, Treemoss Absolute,...
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    Re: A little game.... ?

    Why thank you Paul ;)
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    Re: A little game.... ?

    Cheats:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/229229081/Ellena-s-Current-Ingredient-List

    Terre D'Hermes contains approximately 55% Iso E Super and 30 Ingredients which include:

    Iso E Super
    Methyl...
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    Go for it bud. You deserve it.
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    Oh its quite beautiful stuff Paul. It is what gives Kenzo Pour Homme its slight mysticism and is a building block for that magnificent wood accord in the drydown. Yes I only have a sample. I do not...
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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    Spirambrene smells literally like a clear moonlit night. It smells like a mystical dark blue.
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    Re: Green Tea Accord

    For Green Tea, use Hedione and Alpha Damscone (At 1% in IPM) in equal proportions (1:1 by weight). You don't need anything else.
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol with Vanillin (play with 60%+ PEA and work up 70, 80% etc. until desired scent is reached) smells of dried human saliva. I believe 80:20 is best.
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    Re: Woody Top Notes

    Ok good, thank you Paul.
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    Woody Top Notes

    I am looking for some woody smelling top notes to go for my all wood fragrance. Do you know of any materials that smell of wood and are top notes? Even woody smelling top note essential oils will...
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    No.
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Did you try? I want you to sample whatever you want and order it. They will send you an email. There you will tell them what I posted earlier. I'm still small scale too but I still got to sample from...
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    Formulas For Success

    I will post them in order of importance.


    1) Make A New Fragrance Family

    Damn near impossible at this time but if you do manage to make a new family at this point in fragrance evolution,...
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    I would have been concerned if you didn't realize what was going on by that post Paul :)
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Yes, it was a two step process. First I heated the sample with ******* solvent as the catalyst. Then I ******** with a little bit of *** and extracted the base with a ***** and heated the crystals...
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Get it yourself. Tell them your a perfumer and you are requesting a sample because you can't find the material(s) anywhere else on the internet. I feel just a little bad sometimes though, they never...
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Well, I got a couple kgs of pure Amberketal crystals out of my 0.05 fl oz sample of it. So I would say at least 2.3579%
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    I extracted it from 1 Million through catalytic synthesis.

    http://www.vigon.com/amberketalipm.aspx
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    Re: What make it sexy?

    Combine Iso E Super and Coumarin first without then with Tonalide and report back. It adds an insane layer of sensuality. Le Male would be no where near as sexy without it. If your feeling fancy add...
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    What make it sexy?

    What materials make a fragrance sexy in your opinion? For me it is Tonalide. That is one sexy musk. It is IMO responsible for giving Le Male, Fahrenheit, Cool Water and the like their sensuality. A...
  21. Re: Please help identify this GCMS report ingredient

    Is it possible they are captive?
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    Sticky: Re: Everyone needs to read this.

    Especially A Method of Creation & Perfumery by Jean Carles at the very bottom of the page.
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    Sticky: Everyone needs to read this.

    http://perfumerbook.com/The%20Perfumer.htm
  24. Re: How exactly does one learn their materials?

    Thank you both. This is what I figured but I was not sure.
  25. How exactly does one learn their materials?

    Title.
  26. Re: Methyl heptine carbonate methyl octine carbonate

    Violettyne MIP is a great replacement for both.
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    Clean Woods Like Norlimbanol

    What are some other woody notes as clean as Norlimbanol?
  28. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    Nice Idea. I'll have Mango as the main top note and have a leather type drydown with some creamy sandalwood and driftwood.
  29. What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    I am a perfumer on the DIY side of basenotes and I came here to get some ideas and make a groundbreaking scent that the community would rave over. I am not following IFRA guidelines simply because I...
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    Re: Living Jasmine Accord

    I have prepared 100 grams of this accord using standard Linalool. I am selling it for $45 shipped via priority mail.
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    Top: Aldehyde C-8,9,10 (dilute to 1%) Claritone, Frescile (10%), Vertoliff

    Mid: Hedione, Precyclemone B (1% for sparkle effects)

    Base: Celestolide, Ambrocenide 10% (dilute to 10% = 1%),...
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    Re: Living Jasmine Accord

    Yes and it is very delicate and pretty. But again as you said, the indole is a problem. The mothball note is ever present when smelling the accord up close. It smells nearly Identical to Jasmine in...
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    Re: Living Jasmine Accord

    Yes this is the problem with recreations, the indole never ever smells fecal or animal bad tooth etc. It just smells of mothballs when you add indole as an isolate. No one knows why and it is quite...
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    Re: Living Jasmine Accord

    Do it! Do it! Do it! *cheers*, you will enjoy it Paul. Take my word for it. Just please keep it away from your skin. I believe you have contact dermatitis from Benzyl Acetate, Benzoate, Salicylate...
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    Re: Living Jasmine Accord

    More info on Linalool and its isomers.

    http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/linalool/linaloolh.htm
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    Living Jasmine Accord

    This accord is based off of the GC/MS analysis of the Sacred Jasmine Sambac Absolute offered by Hermitage Oils. This accord literally smells like a Jasmine flower in full blossom. I did the math and...
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    Re: Narcotic florals

    Ok, we need to figure out why indole isolate added to white flower recreations smells of mothballs instead of the heady, off scent of the natural flowers. My idea is its combination of trace amounts...
  38. Re: Zinc in the life and smelling of a Perfumer

    Thank you for spreading awareness Paul. As I said in the other thread, as with all things, give it a try. If a 50mg Zinc pill increases your sense of smell continue use once around once a week. If...
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    I should have followed up on my post. I only take the Zinc pill when I feel the need to (if my sense of smell has diminished). The effects take place around 1 min after ingesting the pill. I do not...
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    Re: Great Free PDF of a book

    Thank you!!!!
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    Making A Formula From A GC/MS Analysis

    I just recently got a sample tested by Linda at The Perfumers Apprentice. I have percentages and I am curious to know if these percentages are for a formula or not. First off I have BHT and...
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    Re: Musk anosmia among perfumers

    50mg of Zinc will increase your ability to smell very large molecules ten fold. I do not understand how it works but its effects are drug like. It is like ecstasy for the nose. You, not might, but...
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    Re: pheromone use in perfumery

    1) Thats easy. Make the masculine fragrance masculine and the feminine fragrance feminine. There is a clear cut difference among the masses what is feminine smelling and what is masculine. Despite...
  44. Re: Recreating the "cosmetic - lipstick" note from Dior Home Intense ...?

    Irival. It is available at creatingperfume.com
  45. Tips And Tricks For Lowering The Price Of Your Formula

    Here is a list of tips and tricks for lowering your fragrance formula costs.

    Skeletal Reconstruction: If you have a formula that is filled with expensive naturals (Jasmine, Rose, Tonka Bean etc..)...
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    Thank you David. Haha I love the rebellious nature of your post. I plan on reselling my fragrances so I wanted to be on the safe side. Now as you mention this, I will experiment past the recommened...
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    Thank you David. Now, according to IFRA restrictions on TGSC site, the damascones are restricted to 0.02% of the final fragrance product (no more than 2% for and EDT at 10%). It also hints that they...
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    Thank you Paul. I have tried to google for a headspace analysis but I just needed to re word my searches.
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    Re: home made Molecule 01

    Hmm.. it appears we did Chris, it appears we did.
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    Sigh, haha so the search continues. I will try Ionone Beta and will report back. Thank you Renegade.
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    Re: home made Molecule 01

    Haha, but yes I agree Timbersilk and Iso E Super are quite different when smelling and comparing. Glad we came to a conclusive answer. Ok now there should be a thread telling everyone they have been...
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    Re: Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    Thanks Nizan, I have forgotten about EO University. There is Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma Damascone. Then there is Damasenone (or Total) and Isodamascon by Symrise. It would be an absolutely brilliant...
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    Recreating A Living Pink Rose

    I need some help recreating the aroma of a fresh, living pink rose. The aroma is akin to fresh raspberries. The closest chemical I could find to the aroma I am looking for is Delta-Damascone but I...
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    Re: Musk Ketone Restrictions

    No. They do not overwhelm the blend like Ambroxan. They all have noticable effects in the blend even in trace amounts though. In my opinion ambroxan is the strongest ambergris molecule while Grisalva...
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    Re: home made Molecule 01

    Timbersilk is Iso Gamma Super but it is clear (molecule 01 has a yellow tint). Molecule 01 might be its own unique mixture of isomers.
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    Re: Musk Ketone Restrictions

    Woody notes*
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    Re: Musk Ketone Restrictions

    Ambroxan is not one of the isomers but another molecule in itself. Ambrox DL has around 30% Cachalox (isomer) which is a Firmenich captive. There is Ambrox Super, Ambrox DL, and Cetalox which all...
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    Re: Musk Ketone Restrictions

    Correction By contained Ambrox Super not Ambrox DL. I am in the process of recreating it and I have taken notice of this. Ambrox DL is a bit more abrasive, woodier, and less smooth than Ambrox Super.
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    Re: Musk Ketone Restrictions

    It could work theoretically but would not be the same at all and be released at a higher price. Velvione wouldnt work, Cosmone wouldnt work, Muscenone (especially Dextro) is too expenisive along with...
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    Re: Musk Ketone Restrictions

    This explains why D&G By Man was discontinued. Musk Ketone was a major part of its Leather/Amber Accord along with Ethyl Vanillin, Sandalwood Oil Australian, Cedarwood Oil Virginia, Light Patchouli...
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    Simple Le Male Musk Accord

    Pure Galaxolide 3.8g (Galaxolide 50% DEP or IPM 7.6g)
    Traseolide 0.05g
    Tonalide 2.6g

    Le Male has a lot musk in its formula (around 64.4%) even Luca Turin said so in "The Secret of Scent". It's...
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    Re: The usual suspects...

    Hedione, Iso E Super, Javanol, Ebanol, Tonalide, Ambrox DL( A very lovely material contaning around 30% Cachalox), Ambrocenide 10%.
  63. Re: Abby’s Apple Crate PWD 11543 formula for shampoo - Symrise Mintonat Demo accord

    I just bought a kilogram of Mintonat. If anyone would like to purchase some, PM me.
  64. Re: Should the fragrance concentrate be diluted in alcohol by weight or volume?

    Yes I have figured weight but just wanted to be sure. Thank you everyone.
  65. Should the fragrance concentrate be diluted in alcohol by weight or volume?

    Just a quick question. I have tried both methods but would like to know what is done in the industry.
  66. Does heating an aroma chemical to hasten the dissolving process low its quality?

    I know that if you heat an essential oil top mid or base you will lose quality (and perceived strength) due to chemical reactions and burning off of volitile components but does the same apply to...
  67. How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    Besides the creative aspects such as the idea/image of scent, and the aspects of learning their materials, seeing if they blend via combining smelling strips, how would the begin the process of...
  68. Re: Are there any ingredients that beginners commonly use way too much of (or way too little)?

    I find myself overdosing woody-ambers (Ambrocenide, Karanal, Norlimbanol, Okoumal etc.) in my formulas to no avail. They are complete monsters when you try the blend on skin.
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    http://www.creatingperfume.com/maritima.aspx
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    Re: Less volatile alternatives to linalool

    Nizan, take a 50mg Zinc supplement. In my experience my perception of smell increased 50% within a few minutes. Buy the Natures Bounty brand you won't regret it. Plus there are a ton of other...
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    Re: Blueberry Note/ Accord

    Wow I completely forgot about thegoodscentscompany. Thanks Mumsy!

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    The Good Scents Company lists aromachemicals but I need personal opinions on the chemicals in order to have...
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    Blueberry Note/ Accord

    Hello everyone, I am looking to create a nice blueberry/tobacco fragrance but I can't seem to find any blueberry aromachemicals. I was hoping I could get an answer here. I have checked for previous...
  73. Re: Name any discontinued/reformulated/vintage frags

    Le Male (reformulated)
    By Man Dolce and Gabbana (Discontinued)
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    Re: Your Perfumer Dream Team

    Jean-Claude Ellena and Alberto Morillas. These guys are monsters with synthetics.
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    Re: Plum Essential Oil

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/344255-Plum-Note-Accord
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Wow I feel special now haha. Glad we were able to catch it. Your Welcome!
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Thank you jsparla, I am q huge fan of your blog. Though I have not have had the chance to build any of your formulas or accords, I am looking forward to trying them one day. Thanks for the article...
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    Re: Plum Note / Accord

    Have you tried Dimethyl Benzyl Carbinyl Acetate or Dimethyl Benzyl Carbinyl Butyrate? The Butyrate is longer lasting but I would recommend using both the Acetate and Butyrate for more full and...
  79. Re: Suggestions/Authors Needed For Blog Post About Homemade Fragrances

    https://sites.google.com/site/perfumerecipes/
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    Re: Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    Thanks for replying cacio and iivanita. When you mention Mitsokou you are referring to Aldehyde C-14 which really isn't an aldehyde but a lactone. Chris is definitely when it comes to synthetics in...
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    Dissecting Famous Fragrances

    I thought this would be the best place for this thread considering most of the posters/viewers of this thread are interested in the notes of perfumery. I just wanted to shed some light on the rather...
  82. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    I know for sure I contains Iso E Super, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone and Coumarin. I do not know where one can get those chemicals, sorry :)
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    Re: Please help me identify a scent?

    Yes!!! Lmao
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    Re: Help needed guys!

    Aventus :thumbsup:
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    Re: Please help me identify a scent?

    Wow the moment of release I felt when I read this. OMG. I'm incredibly happy for you and I know you feel like a million bucks right now. This is why I love Basenotes.
  86. Re: Making One's Own Molecule 01 (Straight Iso E Super)

    thomascrown7, Never leave your alcohol (mixture or not) uncovered. It will evaporate :thumbsup:
  87. Thread: Lily / Lilial

    by BAGreat
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    Re: Lily / Lilial

    A wonderful combination of Lilacs and Watermelon Jolly Ranchers.
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    Re: Best way to dirty up a fragrance?

    Grisalva smells exactly like the scent of a skunk. If your looking for a skunk scent this is it. It has some urine and ambergris like qualities to it also. The downside is it is rather expensive....
  89. Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    IFRA allows ISO E Super up to 21.4% of the final formula. If your selling of course.
  90. Re: Quality control for DIY/indie perfumers: tips & tricks

    Hello,

    1. I go to trusted sites such as edenbotanicals.com and perfumersapprentice.com. I'm am never too sure the products will be 100% unadulterated, I just have to take the sites word for it.
    ...
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    Re: The Rather Useful Simple Accord Thread

    Cinnamon Buns:
    Cinnamon CO2 or (Cinnamic Aldehyde)
    Vanilla Absolute or (Vanillin)
    Butter CO2 or (Butyl Butyro Lactate)
    Tonka Bean Absolute or (Coumarin)
    Homofuronol 20%
  92. Re: Why aren't chemicals stronger smelling to begin with?

    Ambolt, that musk formula you gave is the White Musk Key Accord from the Perfumers Apprentice. Perfumers from Givaudan invented the formula. Musk along with the synthetic ambergris molecules are very...
  93. Re: What do you get from a Creed Aventus-dry down??? Not sure what I should smell..

    In this order:

    Patchouli, Oakmoss, Birch, Musk, Ambergris (Ambroxan, Cetalox, Cedramber) The Pineapple/Apple Aromachemicals pop in every now and then depending on your body heat, and finally a...
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    Re: Was Le Male reformulated in the past year?

    The Vintage Le Male was sold. Man do I hope someone on basenotes grabbed it so I can see what is is like.
  95. Re: Trimming your nose hair makes your sense of smell better

    Taking 50mg Zinc tablets increases your sense of smell dramatically and testosterone levels. Take them twice a week and you golden. From personal experience its almost drug like how much it increases...
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    Re: Was Le Male reformulated in the past year?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/319091-whats-your-honest-opinion-on-jean-paul-le-male?p=2791267&highlight=#post2791267

    ^ This will answer you question.

    Holy Shi* if I had a Credit Card I would...
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    Re: How to heighten or Improve sense of smell.

    Start taking 50mg Zinc tablets, I wouldn't recommend taking them daily, just every time you want your sense of smell heightened. The effects are very noticeable and take effect in about 5 minutes...
  98. Re: whats your honest opinion on jean paul le male?

    It has been reformulated. I am not sure the exact time but it was within 3 years (2009-2012). There is less sweetness overall, A lot less Mint in the opening, A toned down, thinner Vanilla, Less...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Versace - Eros for Men

    To anyone wondering what " Venezuelan Ambroxan" is, It is made from sclareol (which is a by product of Clary Sage which in this case is from Venezuela) which is used to synthesize Ambroxan. Ambroxan...
  100. Re: Dolce & Gabbana has officially re-released By Man!!!!!

    I just got hit with a wave of complete awe and utter jealousy all rolled in to one emotion. I'm speechless and I want that. Lol we need to talk. I'll send you a PM.

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    I...
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