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  1. Looking for 100 mL Chanel No 19 EDP Spray in USA

    It seems Eau De Parfum is in production but not available to any USA customers?

    I checked and only toilet waters are available in USA.

    All international sites no longer allow shipping to the...
  2. Re: New Fragrance: By Killian Incense Oud

    Received e-mail today from Lucky Scent announcing that they are taking preorders and shipping February 1st.

    From their site (copy/paste):

    The Scoop

    By Kilian’s third tale in the Arabian...
  3. Re: New Serge Lutens Export Launch (And it's Fresh?)

    Apologies if this has been answered before, but why does this house demand that sites selling their fragrances (such as Lucky Scent) not allow online ordering?
  4. Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Obsession. I hate Obession for Men.
  5. Re: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan = Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Yes.
  6. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan = Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I just received my Ambre Sultan from StrawberryNET. I have to say, I found that this not only smells like Tom Ford Private Collection Amber Absolute... it is Amber Absolute.

    I put both on some...
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    Re: Best scent ever

    Tilaka actually. :) Leave it to an ignorant American like me to use Buddhist and Hindu interchangably! :o
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    Re: Best scent ever

    It's hard to describe, but it isn't what I would call "woody," more creamy and sweet. I think it is what the perfumes are basically trying to replicate.

    You can dissolve it in perfumer's alcohol...
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    Re: Best scent ever

    Really good Indian amber resin.

    There is not much better than "Krishna" from here:

    http://www.snowdriftfarm.com/amber_resin.html

    This beats any spray on fragrance any day, for me at least.
  10. Re: Juliette Has A Gun-Midnight Oud, has anyone tried this one?

    Bump.

    Smelled it today.

    Juliette Has A Gun are female fragrances (hence the lack of replies) all with strong rose heart notes. There are four scents released so far with a planned total of...
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    Re: Scent with the most longevity?

    Absolutely not true. Most Creed scents for example are gone from cotton fabric within 24 hours, save a few. Same holds true for most of the Tom Ford Private Blends. I have not found a fragrance with...
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    Re: Scent with the most longevity?

    That is the one thing that for the life of me I have never been able to figure out. WHY so many people insist that the way to wear fragrances is on the skin. Skin is the weakest retainer of...
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    Re: Scent with the most longevity?

    Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Three sprays on a cotton shirt. Wore for a few hours, took off, hung back up.

    Two weeks later, the scent is still there. I'm totally serious.
  14. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    B*Men is in production. Even perfume.com has it.

    Pure Coffee is out of production. No one has it, save for a few sellers on eBay.
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    Re: Best anti aging serum?

    The problem is I have no idea how to go about getting a prescription for something like that.
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    Re: Best anti aging serum?

    That is very, very, very interesting.




    Also very, very interesting. I have looked into the Suzanne Somers Facemaster, but excercises seem a lot cheaper. :)
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    Re: Best anti aging serum?

    Which SK II products specifically?
  18. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Ugh.. impossible to find limited editions. :p
  19. Re: Post a pic of your cologne collection, round three.

    Can someone name those four Thierry Muglers? I'm guessing one is A*Men and one is B*Men...
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    Re: Best anti aging serum?

    Also keep in mind I am male. :) Although, I am not at all against wearing a sheer foundation. When I was in my 20's I used to wear Janet Sartin Dual Performance Treatment Makeup all the time.

    (No,...
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    Re: Best anti aging serum?

    Are there any specific Avon products that you have had experience with and like? There are a lot of different Avon products.
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    Best anti aging serum?

    I'm looking to start regularly using an anti aging serum on my face. Being 38, I'm starting my mid life crisis and want to try to stop looking too old too fast. Of course I know I can't stop the...
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    Re: Amber dominated fragrances

    That's the best amber I have ever smelled. I bought the big giant 250 ml bottle I like it so much. I think there might be real labdanum absolute in it, it certainly smells like there is.
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    Poll: Creed sold by Amazon... legit?

    Does anyone have any reason to believe that the few Creed fragrances shipped and sold by Amazon.com (not anything from third party sellers on Amazon) are or aren't the real thing?

    Examples:
    ...
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    Re: Jasmine for Men

    I have. There is a very true Jasmine note combined with a very true musk note. Just like it sounds. I like it a lot.
  26. Re: Comme Des Garcons Luxe Patchouli - Where's the patchouli?

    Just received a bottle of Luxe Champaca and I must say my appreciation for this one is 180 degrees from Luxe Patchouli. A male musky floral reminiscent of nag champa. Awesome!!
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    Re: Jasmine for Men

    Take a look at the new Jasmine Musk Private Blend by Tom Ford:

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml;?itemId=prod94000003
  28. Re: Are There Really and Truly Frags that Made You "Ill?"

    Obession For Men. Gets sickly sweet fast, actually makes me feel nauseated.

    However, the opposite holds true for me with Obession For Women. I don't care if it's for women, I love it.
  29. Re: If I pay to become a supporting member...

    Thanks for the reply, but I already knew that new reviews would appear instantly. Again, I would like to know if reviews that I have already written and are awaiting approval for publishing will...
  30. If I pay to become a supporting member...

    ...will the reviews that I have written and are awaiting approval for publishing become instantly published?
  31. Re: What fragrances are you repulsed by......?

    Oh you did NOT just say that! :eek:
  32. Re: What fragrances are you repulsed by......?

    I don't know why, but I have always been turned off by anything dominated with marine or ozone accords. A lot of people like them, I hate pretty much all of them! I have a special affinity for amber...
  33. Re: Where can I buy Spiritueuse Double Vanille?

    I received my order today. It turns out I was charged $220, not $250. Either Christina misspoke or I misheard her (probably the latter).

    It is an amazing blend of tobacco and vanilla, leaning more...
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    Re: root beer accord?

    To me benzoin absolute smells very much like root beer.
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    Re: Perfume Network.com?

    Personally I use perfume.com. It's been around for quite some time and appears to be a reputable vendor.
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    Re: Patchouli scent suggestions

    I've smelled a lot of "patchouli" fragrances, but the only one IMHO that smells anything like patchouli essential oil (if that's what you're going for) is Crabtree & Evelyn Patchouli. Of course it's...
  37. Re: Always been curious: formula for Dragon's Blood?

    It's like "Amber," which is usually a combination of different plant resins mixed with herbs.

    Essential7.com sells a product they call "Dragon's Blood Essential Oil" which appears to actually be a...
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    Re: worst spray mechanism EVER?

    When Gaultier Le Mâle first came out they had some limited edition bottles that instead of an atomizer had a bulb and tassle style sprayer top. It was virtually guaranteed to clog, so they started...
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    Re: Pronunciation of Hermes?

    The link was already posted, but here it is again because it can really help, at least most of the time:

    http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html

    I've found it to be...
  40. Re: Four new Tom Ford Private Blend musks - anyone try them?

    Ah I see, I didn't catch that, I immediately assumed you were talking about the 8.3 oz since in my mind there were only two sizes available... now three I guess.

    One thing to keep in mind with the...
  41. Re: Four new Tom Ford Private Blend musks - anyone try them?

    Didn't you catch all the Neiman Marcus hotlinks I included in my original post? :p
  42. Re: Four new Tom Ford Private Blend musks - anyone try them?

    The only one I liked enough to pay $450 for was Amber Absolute. I really really like that one.

    It's a whole lot, but if you consider that it contains the same amount of EDP as five 50 mL bottles,...
  43. Re: Are males more interested in fragrance than females?

    How about this...

    If men's fragrances are supposed to attract females, and women's fragrances are supposed to attract males, then how come men don't wear women's perfume and vice versa? :)
  44. Re: Four new Tom Ford Private Blend musks - anyone try them?

    Who is the perfumer for the Tom Ford private blends? Is it the same person for all of them?
  45. Four new Tom Ford Private Blend musks - anyone try them?

    http://tommycatkins.com/tfpb_whitesuede.jpg

    Private Blend White Suede Eau de Parfum Spray

    White Suede exudes smooth white leather blended with elegant suede, heightened by saffron, warm amber,...
  46. Re: Where can I buy Spiritueuse Double Vanille?

    Just posting to let everyone know I called Saks in New York and asked for the fragrance department. I spoke with a very nice lady named Christina. She does have a bit of a strong Asian accent...
  47. Re: Where can I buy Spiritueuse Double Vanille?

    Did you ever get any luck in buying it?

    Seems weird you can't buy it anywhere online... I would think it would be on the Neiman Marcus or Saks web sites, but it isn't.
  48. Re: A nice oud (not barnyard/fecal) for blending?

    Firmenich's Oud Blend smells better and more authentic than any of the "wholesale" priced "natural" products you can buy. I put "natural" in quotes because the market is overrun with fakes, some of...
  49. Re: Why are my reviews not being approved?

    Wow, that's some delay.

    How do I become a supporting member?

    Edit - Never mind, I found it... http://community.basenotes.net/payments.php
  50. Why are my reviews not being approved?

    It's kind of disheartening when I read the review guidelines, try to follow them, and make certain I use proper grammar and spelling.

    Can someone involved with the site take a look at my reviews...
  51. Comme Des Garcons Luxe Patchouli - Where's the patchouli?

    I bought this after reading so many people raving about it here. Not cheap.

    All I get in this is what to me smells like angelica root. Angelica root is very powerful and tends to dominate anything...
  52. Re: smoky tobacco note , Eau du Fier / Tea for Two

    I have never found a "tobacco" note that smells true to real tobacco.

    For an authentic pipe tobacco smell, you would want a tobacco absolute. Liberty Natural has one for $30 an ounce:...
  53. Re: Silly question... correct pronunciations for...

    Oh that's great! Thanks!!

    I think some of the different French voices might represent different regions, as some of them put the stress on different syllables, but it really helps to get a feel...
  54. Re: Silly question... correct pronunciations for...

    OK, since nobody followed up, I'm going to guess that the stress is on the first syllable:

    FEHR-meh-nee-shh.

    JEE-vo-dawn
  55. Re: Silly question... correct pronunciations for...

    Thanks very much!

    However... on which syllable do you put the accent in each one?
  56. Silly question... correct pronunciations for...

    Can someone who knows (please don't guess, I'm trying to find a definitive answer here) please describe or link to the correct way to pronounce:

    - Givaudan
    - Firmenich

    Tried usual routes...
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    Re: Pyramids are a sham

    This fragrance is sold by Victoria's Secret as "White Patchouli & Honeysuckle." (Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works are owned by the same company.)
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    Re: Pyramids are a sham

    They mean different things to perfumers and to end customers. What you see on Base Notes is basically for end customers; it is not much more than marketing descriptions, and you're right, they are...
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    Re: what notes go together well

    Try using this as a starting reference (not that everything on there is exactly fragrance nirvana...)

    http://www.rainbowmeadow.com/infocenter/calc_eoblend/blendselect.php
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    Re: What to pair with Orris Root?

    Keep in mind that only the concrete (aka "butter") and 10% CO2 is pure. If it has less than 10%, it probably is diluted with jojoba and will not blend with perfumer's alcohol.

    I find the concrete...
  61. Re: Green Tea and Basmati Rice Notes??

    Most of the "notes" shown on this site are simply descriptions provided by marketing. They really don't mean anything with regard to actual content.

    If a perfume says it has a "green tea" note, it...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    I've found that most "sex" fragrances have a tropical fruit kind of smell to them, with banana and coconut notes. Whatever.
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    Re: Sweet Orange Essence + Old Spice?

    Sweet orange EO always smelled too much like food to me. Bitter Orange EO has more orange and less food smell to it.
  64. Re: Frag oil from a supplier experimentation review

    You need to order the "extreme" versions. It is not just the concentration, but also the ingredients that are different. There is no difference between "manufacturers" and "cosmetic" grades with the...
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    Re: Diluting with oils?

    Because it then cannot be blended with alcohol, anything water based, and sometimes even certain types of oil based products.

    Can't you just place an order from Snowdrift Farm?

    You can also use...
  66. Candle making - help finding straight cylindrical containers

    I have been to every candle making site I know and Googling others and every one seems to offer the exact same "apothecary" glass and tin containers. No one has the kind of container I want.

    I am...
  67. Re: How to extract the ethanol from a perfume to leave the perfume oils only?

    I believe this is a type fragrance oil:

    http://www.saveonscents.com/product_info.php/products_id/3706

    You can try buying that and mixing it with your shower gel base. I would recommend the...
  68. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    Pretty serious allegations. Also pretty bold of you to make them without any kind of proof to back up your claim, other than "because I can tell."
  69. Re: How do I thin out a concentrate

    Keep in mind that if you use jojoba or fractionated coconut oil, you will no longer be able to blend it with perfumer's alcohol or anything water based later on.
  70. Re: "Shiva Exports" aka "Wholesale - Essential Oils" - Prices too good to be true?

    I tried to join your group and got rejected.

    I think it's ashame that you guys make these groups and then lock them down so no one new can benefit from the information posted. It goes against the...
  71. Re: How do I thin out a concentrate

    Perfumer's alcohol or dipropylene glycol.
  72. Re: Aromatherapy Certification Program

    Thanks for clarifying. I do agree that online material as a study supplement is a great tool that wasn't available in the past and can really enhance learning.

    But it seems there are way too many...
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    Re: Castoreum

    Have you at least tried the Castoreum Givco 116 synthetic that Perfumer's Apprentice sells, just to compare?
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    Re: Vanuato Sandalwood

    It's OK, it's hard to describe. I would use the word "sharp" when comparing it to Mysore farmed sandalwood oil.

    You may be better of with a synthetic for perfumery. I would recommend the...
  75. Re: Aromatherapy Certification Program

    Sorry, you can't get a degree or be certified in something by just sitting in your chair reading a computer screen. Just my opinion.
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    Re: How to make hard resin into oil?

    Liquidize the frankincense resin by mixing with perfumer's alcohol, or, if you want something more oily, cosmetic grade dipropylene glycol.

    Dipropylene glycol can be mixed with alcohol later on if...
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    Re: Blue Lotus Absolute

    I recently acquired some blue lotus absolute from a farm in Thailand that only grows blue lotus and makes blue lotus products.

    The absolute is very moderately priced at $237 per ounce. I am...
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    Blue Lotus Absolute

    Anyone ever work with this?

    It doesn't seem to be used in perfum very much, if at all.

    It is unlike any other fragrance I know, but if I had to pick something to compare it to, I would say...
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    Re: Castoreum

    I missed the fact that you were not only active on the forums but were replying in this very thread.

    I commend you for making the correction so quickly!
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    Re: Castoreum

    Holy cow, there is a lot of misinformation on that site.

    Example:

    http://www.profumo.it/perfume/aromatherapy/essential_oils/civet.htm

    Quote
    "The Civet (from the Arabic Zabad ) is a small...
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    Re: Castoreum

    People and companies don't use it because it is a product of cruelty.

    Get the Givaudan synthetic. Chanel No. 5 used to have Civet (another product of cruelty) and they switched to the Givaudan...
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    Re: European perfume hobbyists?

    Thanks for the follow up. I guess I made an assumption that the owner is the only one who would approve new members, but we all know the problems with assuming.
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    Re: European perfume hobbyists?

    That doesn't do anyone any good, as that group is CLOSED and you cannot join unless APPROVED. So if the owner isn't active, there's no way you can even read the messages.

    Sorry for the negative...
  84. Re: Recommendations for good Iris, Orris root?

    Eden Botanicals has an undiluted CO2 at $326 an ounce. They also have an essential oil (it's a crystalized concrete, they call it "Orris Butter") at $382 for 1/2 ounce. It should go quite a long way...
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    Re: Natural Perfumery Workshop!!

    Why not post the details where everyone can see them?
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    Re: looking for a carrier alcohol...

    Most people I know use Snowdrift Farms products.

    Personally, I recommend their Artisan's Alcohol, as it's only 200 proof SD40B Alcohol and Hexylene Glycol which helps to function as a fixitive....
  87. Re: Looking for explanation on disappearance of Liberty Natural website

    Looks like it's back up.
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    Re: An amber accord

    Forgive my ignorance, but who or what is Poucher?
  89. Re: Looking for explanation on disappearance of Liberty Natural website

    I'm pretty sure they are NOT out of business or anything, that company appears to be very large and it runs many businesses.

    According to WHOIS Source they own 31 domains and there are 52 websites...
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    Re: An amber accord

    http://store.perfumersapprentice.com/ac-460.html

    They've been out of stock for some time now. I would e-mail her and ask if you can place an order for later shipping.
  91. Re: Looking for explanation on disappearance of Liberty Natural website

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I was going to place an order there today

    WHY does every hobby I'm involved in lose all of its best resources :(
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    Re: incense

    A very good cultivated Agarwood, I actually prefer it to the $1,800 variety:

    http://www.ecclecstacy.com/aloeswood_incense.html

    It's product number E-PVA1 / E-PVAT

    $119 for 150 sticks (79...
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    Re: Looking for Neroli . . .

    And it hardly does any of us a bit of good, as he won't sell to us.



    That attitude really rubs me the wrong way. "Your money is no good to us. Keep it and go away." I don't care how great or...
  94. Re: Need help with this issue! 1st Time order EO from internet

    An "ounce" of essential oil is measured in fluid ounces, a measure of volume, not mass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_ounce
  95. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    An oil that is not pure but is "reconstituted" using some or all molecules from natural sources can be sold as "100% pure natural & uncut".

    It's 100% pure meaning there are no carrier oils...
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    Re: New Zihr Shower gel line

    I still have my FINAL 1989 copy of Details when it was an underground fashion magazine, before they changed to their current "Details for Men" format. (I bought it when I was a college freshman.)
    ...
  97. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    VERY high price at $200 an ounce.

    http://libertynatural.com/bulk/74.htm - $87 an ounce,

    or,

    http://www.snowdriftfarm.com/essentialoils_3.html - $109 an ounce.
  98. Re: Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    I don't trust that it's a full year for free. More likely it's one or two months free, then you have to cancel or pay. Why would they put a number for you to cancel otherwise? And in my experience,...
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    Re: New Zihr Shower gel line

    I don't see anything that confirms that the entire year subscription is free. If it is, it's the first time in my 37 years that I've ever seen anything like it. More likely you get a month or two...
  100. Re: Is this "Art of Shaving" stuff any good?

    I deceided to try it after reading your post.

    Went to zirh.com to place an order... at the order confirmation screen, they FORCED a 1 year Details subscription on me, showing that I have to CALL...
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