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UPDATED with lots of goodies.
EMAIL ME for a quicker response :)
Cheers guys x
Holy smokes that's a beautiful gift Lisa :D <3
Still hoping for at least a reply :(
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I'm guessing as the list has been edited then they've been sold - cheers for the contact :')
Hey guys! It's been so long since I've posted properly on here.
Hope everyone is keeping well.
WELL! Ok so Perfume Pharmer (Monica) created a project last year where she contact a load of indie...
Same here Lloyd I've heard nothing back!
I'm guessing "too good to be true"?
PM'd on CDG Carnation and Shiso!
One more to chime in with, I just got a sample of Calypso by Ajne thanks to a fellow blogger <3
It is truly a wonderful jasmine.
Know how long it's been since I contributed to this thread?... DECEMBER! Yes yes I've been good.
I treated myself the other day and today my bottle of Indigo by Magnetic Scent arrived.
I've recently accepted that this title may belong to Secret Garden by Aftelier - just becuase nothing makes me feel as good when I'm wearing it as this - and that's all that matters :) I still have...
Awhghgh thank you so much OctaVariuM :D That means a lot to me.
Buxton :( You're getting everything wrong...
Love this one too - I just posted about the entire Earth collection, fantastic fantastic fragrances - mind blown!
Hope you guys enjoy it :D
drseid look forward to hearing if this is one you can enjoy - you have great taste.
hedonist his signature (similarly to in Miriam, is hardly there. this dries down to a dry cedar/sandalwood/rosewood combo with a slightly metallic incense - just a tinge of resins - subtle).
Sniff Indigo by Magnetic Scent - extremely mastic heavy - an incredible perfume.
I got sneaky sniffs of magic things :P
It's been in discussion on his blog for a good while. Along with another release due out soon (I hope!).
Don't know why it's slipped here. I haven't been on...
Really? Are none of you guys talking about this one yet? :/
NOONTIDE PETALS by Tauer
You know what teardrop - I really think this is it!!! :O
I'd like to say Untitled number 2 by Magnetic Scent comes a close second - although I can't really remember if it's vanilla dominated in the...
Thanks for contributing null set! Yes I've tried the line :D You're right, that signature is just full blast in Bosque for me, but maybe it stands out becuase of the minimal setting around it....
Yay the little sample selection was a success then - I'm still convinced you'll love Haute Claire in time :P
Ambra Nera is just an awesome winter fragrance - my holy grail amber without a doubt....
I want it so bad! D:
I personally pay for a unique composition that I love and enjoy wearing :)
Aww thanks Dailey that's very sweet :D
I'm only very small time on there - taking it easy ha.
And +1 to QWERTYOP. All true!
Sample of the day was Serge Lutens' new La Fille De Berlin
It starts as a straightforward (but nice enough) rose, pretty clean, sappy, a touch of jam, a touch of spice (pink pepper mainly). It...
Replying to Dailey from the February thread regarding Bosque:
You describe it perfectly! I get a good dose of saffron in there too. The thing that is great about Bosque is the wierd, salty,...
Love it! :P
Thanks for chiming in with your thoughts canuck! :D Oud Ispahan is really nice as I remember, really need to try it again - I think I want a bottle anyway :P That pink juice! Hahaha.
FAB! :D Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Bosque. Take your time with it. ;)
Fantastic Dailey :D
I gave you Stephen Jones becuase it's very simplistic, very modern and avant-garde, yet smells quite dated and classical in a way. It's also one way to identify aldehydes (that...
Rahat Loukoum for me :)
Fabulous take on this one teardrop!
I found it very very difficult to wear becuase the clove not goes huge on me. The battle between heated spices and herbal, vegetal greenery was a bit too...
I'd never bash a company, old or new - I don't wanna influence anyway elses taste, and I've had a few messages recently asking what I thought of them, I'm not going to write anything indepth becuase...
I've been thinking about this vanilla fragrance and I can't decide :P When I have pieced my ideal example together I'll post it here haha.
I kindda agree with Sarrasins, it didn't do too much for...
Words can't... me and these, did not get on.
I agree! Keep 'em coming :D
For me, the gardenia disappears and Un Matin D'Orage pretty much turns into a fig leaf smell - dominated by Stemone (the note I'm guessing is a bit shrill to you) - it is...
Sample of the day is Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens
I'm not one for vanilla soliflores so excuse my slight negativity.
Boring. A coconut/orchid opening seems to vanish within a few minutes to...
Thank you cello :D <3
I totally agree with you about the RM Iris - I was very unimpressed by it too unfortunately. Iris Poudre is definitely the superior of the two, although ISM is still "my"...
Thanks for your thoughts ExtremeK, shame it didn't work for you though :(
Don't worry, I love reading alternative points of view on fragrances I love, that's why I share so much stuff on these...
You describe it perfectly teardrop - it did little for me too. Little development, far too simplistic, just slightly decorated castoreum :(
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Thanks for the contribution as always cello :D
Voleur is an unusual one - I really really like it, but wouldn't wear it - I bought it for my ma a couple Christmas' ago. I think that's the big...
Lovely to read your first impressions - although I have to admit I'm more excited for your reviews on Secret Garden and Tango :P <3 Honey Blossom didn't do too much for me so I didn't...
You're bang on with S-Ex... nothing sexy about it haha. I did get a slightly fecal leather after a couple wears, but, nothing worth shouting about. It's like a very very subtle animalic note, and a...
WOW ExtremeK that is a WONDERFUL selection of fragrances - I'm riddled with envy. Don't worry about the Lumiere, the honeysuckle use is much more minimal than in Haute Claire - although I wish you...
Enjoy things for what they are and stop stressing about everything.
Beautiful work man!
I wish I could afford all the oils and absolutes, nevermind the organ :')
Fab! Any more details on it?
Waiting eagerly for my sample to get here!
I need to try these ones, I really want to discover a new violet. Dans Tes Bras and Stephen Jones are my favourites - although I bought a bottle of DTB for my mum for Christmas becuase she adores it...
lilybelle sorry I sneakily edited the quote to specify on Haute Claire! I haven't tried Grand Amour but my mouth is watering at the description!! I need to try it so bad now hahaha
That sucks ExtremeK! If I'm honest, the honeysuckle is pretty intense, and paired with the sharpness of the ylang, it's extremely pungent, I can imagine if you're quite sensitive to this type of note...
Hi Daley, sorry I didn't see you reply!
Sending you a PM :)
Un Matin D'Orage
the first to come to mind!
+1 on this
Today I sampled Calling All Angels by April Aromatics. It's a perfect cathedral scent, from the intense, peppery incense to the old, dusty wood of the ancient furniture. Utterly gorgeous.
teardrop just mentioend two great ones. Un Matin D'Orage is a brilliant spring fragrance but very light on the skin - starts like an aquatic gardenia and morphs into a fig. Carillon Pour Un Ange is...
A VERY good night of sampling my end.
Monica Miller (Perfume Pharmer) sent me a HUGE box FULL of samples, including the entire Primordial Scents 2012 project. She got numerous perfumers to create...
Aww thank you x
My favourite straight forward vanilla hasn't been mentioned: Agonist Vanilla Marble - a beautiful cake-y vanilla, light and sweet as icing sugar with a touch of coconut and other things. Beautifully...
Is Molecule 03 a synthetic? If so, Ladamo is a natural fragrance :) But I totally get the celery thing also - a bit like Yatagan.
Most of the O'Driu's are shockingly potent. Did I include a sample...
Yay, lovely shout out :D
Sometimes i'm overwhelmed by his writing, but it's quickly captivating once you get into it and he is, as you said, witty, charming and hillarious - a great personality...
It is very literal barnyard isn't it. Although I have a lot of oud oils at home, they make Sepia smell like something department store fresh :') haha. So I don't find Sepia that dirty anymore - well,...
Sorry for not chiming in sooner!
Have loved reading your thoughts.
Back to January for a minute - yes the Sepia is extremely animalic isn't it! Very fecal initially - I'm amazed to be...
Keep your eye on the Imaginary Authors facebook - over Xmas, Josh gave a discount code for Memoirs and it was really cheap!
Why am I not excited about it :(
Owww thank you senore01 <3
I was gonna post it here as my sample of the day :P But, it's a bit long.
Maybe for February!
I'll be sure to regularly update on the new February sample thread :P Just had a lot going on this month!
I'm thrilled to hear you liked Memoirs so much, I'm sure Josh would be too!...
Do you mean an English-made fragrance? Or just a fragrance you can buy in London?
If it's the latter:
all at Les Senteurs
Ahhh I'm probably wrong - mumsy mentioned sambac and she's a fountain of knowledge!
To me though, I get a reallly strong grandiflorum vibe with it :/ I dunno - hahaha. Need to crack out the kit...
I like Tawaf - but it took a while to get there.
On me, yes, the opening is just a little too intense. A huge, over-the-top jasmine grandiflorum (one of my least favourite floral notes) as it...
Galeries Lafayette was probably the most dissapointing perfume shopping destination when I went to Paris - a madly busy department store with nothing out of the ordinary - I'd recommend going to the...
I started a Starting Lineup thread here http://www.basenotes.net/threads/321532-Your-2013-Fragrance-Starting-Lineup
Only YOU can decide where you place them, that's what makes it interesting :D
I also have a lot of 9's and 8's and nothing below a 7 - I love well-thought out collections :D
I never rate fragrances though so I've just been really really strict.
Kudos on the purchase - hope you like it! Fille would have been bottom of the list for me...
PM sent Alicka x
Posted all the sample goodybags today - some beautiful little things amongst them - enjoy guys x
M/Mink is definitely bilgey - in the opening at least. But the opening is just PURE adoxal aldehyde - which is surprisingly, very very challenging - it dries down to a beeswax/incense/patchouli. I...
Thanks Smelly Beast :D I'll try stay back for a while haha
Aww thank you senore01 I appreciate that :D x
Thanks for all the contributions so far - some interesting patterns.
Nice to see mentions of Sartorial and Coze more than once :D
Gorgeous list there leto!
Keep 'em coming guys :)
Fascinating seeing everyone's choices.
Really beautiful choices starship!
Damn I really need to try that Cartier! The price though :(
Ditto Sparky! I feel like I let my others down a little bit.
I've seen the line in Selfridges quite a bit but never gone over for a sniff!
hednic - I know - we all think that I'm sure, as I said, it's just a bit of fun is all.
Thanks for the video contribution QWERTYOP :D Interesting choice with the Mancera Sand Aoud - haven't heard of that one. Infact I haven't heard much about the Mancera line and have always dismissed...
Owwww thank you Pour Monsieur that's really kind :D x
I think that's the same as most people here - but that's the idea of the starting lineup - forcing to choose 1. It's only a bit of fun.
To be honest most of the comparison, top 5, vs., and all...
:') No.1 Fan?
Thanks Dailey! I like to think my taste is very broad, but I'm also very very particular.
Let us know yours :D
Thanks for contributing Rick. Like me, you struggle to pick just one :P It's so...
Aftelier uses a very high dose of real ambergris in her super expensive Parfum Prive :)
These threads have came and gone in the past... so here's a fresh one.
YouTube reviewers do these Starting Lineup videos from time to time - it is basically a strict choice of fragrance for each...
Lovely line-up there, Miriam is utterly gorgeous. The only standout aldehydic fragrance you're missing is Stephen Jones by Comme Des Garcons - and even CDG EDP 2011 - OH and M/Mink. 3 super modern...
Aww thanks Catherine - always so supportive :D <3
You're late JDBIII!!! Hope to see you around there more often :P
Cheers guys all sorted :D x
3 people claimed so far, 1 more anyone?
More sample goody bags on offer - 10-15+ samples in each bag, big variety (just making space!) - some will be half used, others will be full, there'll be interesting stuff in each bag (all niche of...
It's been just over a year of blogging :) Crazy to think that it has brought me to some amazing people - can't quite believe it haha.
"bergamot, mandarin orange, violet, ginger and basil; middle notes are grapefruit blossom, orange blossom, tobacco and black pepper; base notes are amber, cedar, patchouli, oakmoss and leather."
I agree with hedonist: for me it was nice, but that's all.
I really like the look of this one, violet and mimosa? Yes please :D
Sorry late reply, I've been off Basenotes for a while :(
Thanks Diamondflame that means a lot to me.
As I said in the review though - Bosque isn't particularly mindblowing in it's construction or...