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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    I picked up a mini dyptique figuier not long ago.. it reminded me of that kind of green you get when you crush weeds.. a lot of people at work were intrigued, not bad
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    Re: Best of Crabtree & Evelyn?

    I love sandalwood soaps, I saw some up on the bay and was thinking of picking one up but worried the fragrance may have dissipated after so much time. I also really love lime and citruses in general...
  3. Thread: Booze

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    Re: Booze

    Tom ford's black orchid is dark and boozy, kind of intoxicating but not very good in warm weather
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    Best of Crabtree & Evelyn?

    Any recommendations for current or available vintage frags by Crabtree & Evelyn
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    It takes a lot to impress me a lot, and visually those candles are off to a very poor start
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    Oh that's a lot of candles! I hope so too most of the descriptions were quite enticing, plan to keep the one I like less for use at work in a warmer
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    Decided on Astier de Villatte

    Rue Saint Honore & Palais de Tokyo

    Thank you for the suggestions
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    I just watched their mini documentary on yt their stuff looks really nice



    I think I can find their stuff locally which is always good to be able to smell before buying
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    Interesting I was looking into their candles and browsing around on forums and blogs and I saw a trend where a bunch of people were talking about reformulations and weaker candles being made around...
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    Candle Recommendations

    Hello I'm looking for high end candle recommendations, in your opinion what are the best/ your favorites available for purchase, it will be part of a gift for my sister I don't know her fragrance...
  11. Re: Where to buy highest quality frankincense & myrrh resin? (+ 'decent' oud chips)

    I've ordered from frankincenseshoppe.com before, their Omani Green Royal Hojari and the Premium frankincense also Hojari and from Oman but not all green, the Royal is much more Lime(y) but I love...
  12. Thread: Room Sprays

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    Re: Room Sprays

    There's something in febreeze that's kind of repulsive, I can't figure out what it is but it's in I think every one of their sprays I've smelled, I'm starting to get into incense lately
  13. Thread: Room Sprays

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    Re: Room Sprays

    I wound up buying a couple of different ones by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier; Green and Fruits D'automne, both of which are Very good.
  14. Thread: Site issues

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    Re: Site issues

    I forgot I'd changed the forum skin from 2014, switched it back and problem solved thank you for the replies
  15. Thread: Site issues

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    Site issues

    All pages from nav bar (Reviews, Forum, SOTD) loading blank across multiple devices, is it just me experiencing?
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    Re: Warm weather oud

    How about pure oud like a Borneo
  17. Re: How Was Your Experience with Tom Ford Black Orchid?

    I liked it a lot, rich and kind of boozy but lately the vanilla has been coming to the front and bothering me.
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    Re: What age is too old for CK One?

    To me it's kind of austere and minimal, kind of a fresh white shirt of fragrances appropriate for most any age imo but for some reason I've smelled this one in a spoiled state so many times.. I don't...
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    Giorgio, a Chanel not sure which.. probably No.5 and Poison by Dior which was the only one I liked
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    Re: I wanted a bottle of Moss Breches but ouch!

    Yeah I was just talking about the single ingredient but on Twisted Lily you can sort by ingredient and they have samples for sale
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    Re: I wanted a bottle of Moss Breches but ouch!

    I was also just looking at beeswax as a perfume ingredient, you might want to go that route if you're simply interested in the fragrance of the one note it'd be cheaper too
  22. Re: So Jeremy Fragrance douses himself with 30 sprays of Molecule 01

    I don't know if I know iso super e but all of the fragrances I know that have it have kind of a fuzzy thing going on and so that it is what I think it is, I kind of want to smell it by itself after...
  23. Thread: Current Top 5?

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    Re: Current Top 5?

    In no particular order

    Amouage - Opus IX
    Creed - Royal Oud
    Montale - Cuir D'arabie
    Nishane - Afrika Olifant
    Xerjoff - 1861 Renaissance
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    Re: polo red thoughts please?

    <.50 per ml. is pretty cheap, seems a fair price for this.. fragrancenet has 200ml for $57
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    Re: Royal Hawaiian Kane and Kane Sport Colognes?

    Just found this one, I don't think it's made in Hawaii but seems to be the inspiration..
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26152039.html
  26. Thread: Room Sprays

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    Re: Room Sprays

    That one sounds great
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    Re: Pick a fragrance for me!!

    Interesting you mention Clive Christian, I was just looking at C For Men which happens to be around your price range for 50ml
  28. Thread: Room Sprays

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    Room Sprays

    Looking for room spray recommendations for use at work, high air & traffic flow so looking for something that's not all top notes or has good longevity. I've been checking out a few different...
  29. Re: How long did it take you get sick of Le Male? Or did you never like or dislike it?

    I smelled it at the store a couple of times before I learned mfk was the perfumer and didn't think much of it I later revisited at the fragrance counter to see if I had missed something and I...
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    Poll: Re: Find a signature and then quit?

    I guess I'm looking for a few good ones, problem is my tastes change as time goes on and I find higher quality fragrances also reformulations seem to happen a lot values change yadayada
  31. Re: Will 3 shots to the chest alone get me noticed?

    If you look it up on Fragrantica you'll see by user votes that the sillage is only moderate on this one
  32. Re: Will 3 shots to the chest alone get me noticed?

    I usually spray not to the center of the chest but more toward the collarbone & shoulder and on top of forearm. if you think about it center of chest will mostly just evaporate straight up into your...
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    Re: Material Quality Consensus

    One of the reasons why I asked.. I was planning to order from eden and white lotus but their samples aren't cheap, so far only experience is with what's on shelves in my local vicinity
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    Re: Material Quality Consensus

    That's interesting that you say that as I've heard the same comment from people into aromatherapy but the other way around.. also I understand that sampling's inevitable but I'd think there'd be a...
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    Material Quality Consensus

    I was wondering if there's a thread or discussion anywhere on which material producer's are best smelling in order to avoid or at least reduce the costs and loss of time and money spent sampling. I...
  36. Thread: Henna

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    Re: Henna

    Hmm that sounds good like Japanese green tea maybe, I was hoping for something more inky.
  37. Thread: Henna

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    Henna

    I recently found a fragrance with henna listed and I was curious to know what it smells like on its own, all I could find was on Fragrantica just says it's herbaceous.
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    Re: Royal Hawaiian Kane and Kane Sport Colognes?

    Are you looking for something tropical or by a Hawaiian perfumer? I don't know of any but there's a few good marine frags around and I think a few sun tan beachy ones too
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    Reccomendation: frag samples

    Looking for suggestions on fragrances to sample, what are some of your favorite incense and oud frags (can be true to oud or not) that are still available
  40. Thread: Metal Tincture

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    Metal Tincture

    I was smelling a high carbon steel and thought it would be a great smell to capture, has anyone tried tincturing steel or copper
  41. Re: Requesting Responses from Basenoters for a Survey on Niche vs. Designer Fragrances

    Question 1. What words would you use to describe the term “niche” fragrances?

    Niche refers to a narower subset of a larger market, perhaps fragrance is not the company's only focus

    Question 2....
  42. Thread: Joop Flankers

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    Joop Flankers

    I like vintage Joop Homme quite a bit and recently received an email from fragrancenet alerting me to these other Joop frags, since they're so cheap I was just curious if you guys thought any were...
  43. Thread: I'm off soap!

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    Re: I'm off soap!

    I had similar thoughts.. some soaps are better at accomplishing than others, the best I've found so far is a body wash that contains activated charcoal and skin is not left dry but I also don't have...
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    Re: That Elusive Lilac...

    Strangely enough a bottle of the Lilac perfume I mentioned landed on my desk yesterday! Glad I got to try it out, it is sweet though which I don't get and while reminiscent of true lilac it doesn't...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 New Release?

    I believe it's already been touched, I smelled some @ Sephora the other day for old times sake and it didn't have the depth and warmth I remember, could be subjective I suppose but scent memory's...
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    Re: Affordable but High Quality

    Versace, Montale
  47. Re: If you could only own one fragrance, what would it be?

    Hard to decide but I'll play, toss up between Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance or Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
  48. Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    I think since it's richer and not something on the counter at the average department store, when I think of older fragrances I think of something containing heliotropin maybe but I don't think this...
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    Re: That Elusive Lilac...

    Every year we have a famous Lilac festival in our city and there's a lilac fragrance for sale, I don't know if it would be of any help but here is a link to their website:...
  50. Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    I'd say since it's polarizing maybe not, I thought it was a quality even beautiful fragrance in many ways, but it was a bit much and induced nausea even with light application due to it's longevity,...
  51. Re: Is A*Men suitable for 18 year old going clubbing?

    Back when I was less experienced I stopped into a boutique to smell some of Thierry Mugler's (sp) creations since I'd read some positive reviews. My impression at the time was that while I thought...
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    Re: Where can I get some vintage Joop! Wow! ?

    Down with IFRA!
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    Re: Recommendation: Dior Privée Collection

    I don't normally take set and setting into consideration, I'll wear a barny oud layered with something floral to work in an office for example, not that I'm inconsiderate I just haven't noticed any...
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    Recommendation: Dior Privée Collection

    Going to sample some of the collection and curious which ones are favorites
  55. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    I find some hobbies to be far more polarizing, I can empathize to a greater degree when it comes to some of the more obscure sub niches I enjoy. Perfumery seems to be one of the more agreeable and...
  56. Re: New to Niche. Help me pick out some samples to try based on my personality/lifestyle.

    Hello I see you've ordered but I think based on your reason for liking The One you would enjoy Mfk Oud (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    I'm really interested to try this as I got a sample of EauDeSauvage edp yesterday and ironically enough also checked out the BleuDeChanel at the same time. Got a sample of the EDS; currently wearing...
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    That's a good point, diet plays a large role in the balance of hormonale, there's a lot if chemicals that will throw it off. Most of the advice I've read will help to rehydrate the hair externally...
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    Re: Amazing and simple longevity/projection trick!

    This made me lol
  60. Re: Should we spend more on higher quality deodorants?

    There's an antiperspirant called Aluminum tetrachlorohydrex gly that they've been adding to mainstream deodorants for a while now I think the original one to do this is called Mitchum and as far as...
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    I recently tried Embers, it has a great campfire vibe awesome for summer wear and to remind you of summer in the winter imo.. looking forward to trying Oudhy and Khus in the near future.
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    I think if you're curious to try them, a couple samples will only set you back a small amount of money and you could always resell them if you wanted. :cool:
  63. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    Ah I see that makes a lot of sense, someone said something about a rating or rankings system personal and or market based, could go under the avatar and repurpose the stars system or work with it...
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    Re: Perfume Stores in Rochester, NY?

    Yeah you're right about the growth for certain, and awesome find! I noticed they have Apoteker Tepe i really liked the sample i got from them recently so I'll have to pay them a visit soon, I...
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    Re: Perfume Stores in Rochester, NY?

    Hey there's a place called perfume hut and sephora at marketplace mall in Henrietta, and a sephora that has a bigger selection and a retail store called Von Mauer at Eastview, but you'll get better...
  66. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    What if the marketplace was locked until a given amount of time as a member + post count were met, upon meeting these a request to join made submitted when eligible, user reviewed and then approved...
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    Re: Your Favorite Ouds

    Ah I did see a bottle of the silver @ an online retailer, have you tried the gold or any others from that producer
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    There's a lot that can cause dry hair, if you don't know the cause shampoo alternatives probably won't help a lot, moisturizing shampoos should either pull or lock moisture into the hair so if not...
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    Re: Your Favorite Ouds

    Those look good but I couldn't find any of them for sale, do you know where I could find them?
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    Your Favorite Ouds

    I want to get to know oud, what are your favorite oud dominant fragrances, what are some of the best, and how about the oils would you recommend purchasing some or waiting to try more fragrances...
  71. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Did not really like, I thought I would when I checked out the fragrance notes but in my nose it seemed a bit too simple even go so far as to call it boring or young for my taste though as far as...
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    Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    I had a bottle back around 00 so not sure which generation/formulation that was but I remember liking it and getting a fair amount of compliments and positive head turns. (mind you I haven't...
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    Re: Testing the waters with people

    If you're interested in a simple website send me a pm :)
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    Re: Testing the waters with people

    Hello do you have a website?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

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    Re: The thing women most often said.

    Women get the better clothing and men the scents, not a bad trade off I suppose ;)
  77. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Re: Most knowledgeable peeps...

    Ah you beat me to it lol
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    Re: Most knowledgeable peeps...

    How about
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    Layered with
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    Re: female members lacking

    In my experience it's just the way of the internet, most online hangouts have a far greater ratio of men to women, and the ratio of online shopping is quite the opposite. I'm pretty new to basenotes...
  81. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks I will give it a spray when I go shopping later, it seems so familiar I feel like I've had it before but I don't really remember..
  82. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Hey what's up guys!

    Here's one of me from February/March
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    And one from April :happy:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Creed Aventurus
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    Re: New member posting?

    Same thing happened to me today I posted yesterday and it went through np then today I got snagged
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    Started the day with
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    Then received this in the mail so now a little of this too
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  86. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    Perhaps slight tweaks are made due to availability of ingredients or as others have said the "vintage" could effect potency of a note I assume. And, since the variations are minuscule, out of their...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

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    Re: Hi all, I'm new here!

    Ah ok, I can see that.. for me it's almost a little too cloying like it's super inviting but it's almost like a trap, it brings me to the verge of it being too much but it doesn't go over that line I...
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    Re: Hi all, I'm new here!

    Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions I really like the original Dolce and the Light Blue.
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    Hi all, I'm new here!

    Hey everyone! Joined up today after visiting the various forums for a while for reviews and whatnot. I assume this would be the place for introductions so I wanted to stop in and make this a first...
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