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  1. Re: UK SALE Niche and Vintage UK Only - O'Driu, CDG, ELdO, Aftelier...

    UPDATED with lots of goodies.
    EMAIL ME for a quicker response :)
    Cheers guys x
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Holy smokes that's a beautiful gift Lisa :D <3
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    Re: Collection for sale:

    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 :')
  4. Primordial Scents 2012 by Perfume Pharmer

    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...
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    Re: Collection for sale:

    Same here Lloyd I've heard nothing back!
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    Re: Collection for sale:

    I'm guessing "too good to be true"?
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    Re: Collection for sale:

    PM'd on CDG Carnation and Shiso!
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    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.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    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 loved...
  10. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    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...
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    Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Awhghgh thank you so much OctaVariuM :D That means a lot to me.
  12. Buxton :( You're getting everything wrong...

    Buxton :( You're getting everything wrong...
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    Re: Mother - Earth Aromatic by Opus Oils

    Love this one too - I just posted about the entire Earth collection, fantastic fantastic fragrances - mind blown!
    ...
  14. Re: NEW FRAGRANCE: Tauer Perfumes - NOONTIDE Petals

    Hope you guys enjoy it :D
    drseid look forward to hearing if this is one you can enjoy - you have great taste.
  15. Re: NEW FRAGRANCE: Tauer Perfumes - NOONTIDE Petals

    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).

    Kaern...
  16. Thread: Mastic

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    Re: Mastic

    Sniff Indigo by Magnetic Scent - extremely mastic heavy - an incredible perfume.
  17. Re: NEW FRAGRANCE: Tauer Perfumes - NOONTIDE Petals

    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...
  18. NEW FRAGRANCE: Tauer Perfumes - NOONTIDE Petals

    Really? Are none of you guys talking about this one yet? :/

    Anyway:

    http://smellythoughts.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/noonetide.jpg?w=218&h=300

    NOONTIDE PETALS by Tauer

    Top: Aldehydes,...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2013

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2013

    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....
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2013

    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....
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    I want it so bad! D:
  23. Re: Are we all drinking the kool-aid and buying into hype?

    I personally pay for a unique composition that I love and enjoy wearing :)
  24. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    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!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2013

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2013

    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,...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    Love it! :P
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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.

    teardrop:...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    FAB! :D Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Bosque. Take your time with it. ;)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
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    Re: Your comfort scent

    Rahat Loukoum for me :)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
  33. Re: New lince launched: Sentifique from Switzerland launces four fragrances

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
  35. Re: New lince launched: Sentifique from Switzerland launces four fragrances

    Words can't... me and these, did not get on.
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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"...
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    You describe it perfectly teardrop - it did little for me too. Little development, far too simplistic, just slightly decorated castoreum :(

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    I sampled Tindrer by Magnetic...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    ExtremeK:

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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...
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    Re: some rhetorical questions

    Enjoy things for what they are and stop stressing about everything.
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    Re: Perfume Organs

    Beautiful work man!
    I wish I could afford all the oils and absolutes, nevermind the organ :')
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    Re: SL La fille de Berlin

    Fab! Any more details on it?
    Waiting eagerly for my sample to get here!
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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...
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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...
  51. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    Hi Daley, sorry I didn't see you reply!
    Sending you a PM :)
  52. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    Chypre Rouge
    Un Matin D'Orage
    Avignon


    the first to come to mind!
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    Re: Gourmand Shoot Out, which one do I pick?

    +1 on this
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    Re: Something like a cathedral?

    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.
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
  57. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    Aww thank you x
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    Re: Unknown niche vanillas

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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...
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    Re: Le mouchoir de monsieur

    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    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,...
  62. Re: Why the like/nuetral/dislike ratio on Basenotes doesn't matter

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/threads/317240-a-problem-with-like-nuetral-dislike
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2013

    Hi teardrop
    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...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2013

    Keep your eye on the Imaginary Authors facebook - over Xmas, Josh gave a discount code for Memoirs and it was really cheap!
  65. Re: NEW from Frédéric Malle, "Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle"

    Why am I not excited about it :(
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    Re: Who Is Niche ?

    http://***********************/instances/400x/19399436.jpg
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2013

    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!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2013

    Hi teardrop!
    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!...
  69. Re: Please suggest a good Leather fragrance from London

    Do you mean an English-made fragrance? Or just a fragrance you can buy in London?
    If it's the latter:

    Rien
    Cuir Ottoman
    Lonestar Memories
    Knize Ten
    Cuir D'Iris

    all at Les Senteurs
  70. Thread: tawaf

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    Re: tawaf

    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...
  71. Thread: tawaf

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    Re: tawaf

    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...
  72. Re: Which 3 from my wardrobe should I bring with me to vacation in Europe this March ?

    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...
  73. Re: Where to place these Frags in a 'Starting Lineup' ??

    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
  74. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    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.


    10/10 fragrances:
    ...
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    Re: Serge Lutens CHOICES!

    Kudos on the purchase - hope you like it! Fille would have been bottom of the list for me...
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    PM sent Alicka x
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    Posted all the sample goodybags today - some beautiful little things amongst them - enjoy guys x
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    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...
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    Thanks Smelly Beast :D I'll try stay back for a while haha



    Awesome! :)
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    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
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    Gorgeous list there leto!

    Keep 'em coming guys :)
    Fascinating seeing everyone's choices.
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    Really beautiful choices starship!



    Thanks Diamond!
    Damn I really need to try that Cartier! The price though :(



    Ditto Sparky! I feel like I let my others down a little bit.
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    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.
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    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...
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    Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Owwww thank you Pour Monsieur that's really kind :D x
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    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...
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    :') No.1 Fan?
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    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...
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    Re: Genuine Amergris fragrances

    Aftelier uses a very high dose of real ambergris in her super expensive Parfum Prive :)
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    Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    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...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    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...
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    Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    Aww thanks Catherine - always so supportive :D <3



    You're late JDBIII!!! Hope to see you around there more often :P
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Cheers guys all sorted :D x
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    3 people claimed so far, 1 more anyone?
    x
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    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...
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    Re: "smellythoughts" my amateur reviews...

    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.
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    Re: Sahara Noir, new from Tom Ford or fake?

    "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."

    ...
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    Re: Ramon Monegal Impossible Iris - thoughts?

    I agree with hedonist: for me it was nice, but that's all.
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    Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    I really like the look of this one, violet and mimosa? Yes please :D
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    Re: 5 Humiecki & Graef samples reviewed:

    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...
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