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  1. 2005 Vanuatu sandalwood essential oil for sale

    Hello, everybody.

    I bought 1/2 kilo of top quality Vanuatu sandalwood oil (santalum austrocalidonicum) back in 2005 when I was on a sandalwood binge in making perfumes. It's very mellow and aged...
  2. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    Donna Karan Chaos
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    Re: Bond No.9 Sag Harbor

    This is a fragrance which offers a different experience for the wearer than for those who smell it on him/her. I loved how it projected, shimmered, very brilliant on someone else, very light like a...
  4. Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Why would I wear something that takes ME weeks or months to get used to, while those around me have to tolerate it without this deep "understanding" of my stinkiness.
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    Re: Untitled No. 8

    I was hoping for a more vulgar, tangy dirty note note in this one, hoping it would be like the sharp, slightly poopy smell of decaying leaves on a wet forest floor. It is a surprisingly minimalist...
  6. As jaded as it might seem, I have to agree with...

    As jaded as it might seem, I have to agree with the_good_life. Was English incomplete without the word "aphrodisic" added to it? Does aphrodisiac not suffice? Perfumers now pore over their...
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    Re: Review of Chanel No 5 - Eau Premiere

    Crystalline is absolutely the term for the transparency of this beautiful fragrance. The coumarin is used with such clever restraint that it allows a whisper of metallic aldehydes to just make their...
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    Re: NEW L'Artisan "Al Oudh"

    I do agree with Pluran; long thread for the unsmelled. "I imagine it is going to be..." "I hope it's not." But on the oudh theme, I have to defend Le Labo Oud 27, which seems to me to be a...
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    Re: Le Labo Oud 27

    Bought this at the Chicago Barney's and it's my new favorite although I can't wear it to work at a hospital. For topnote hussies it offers a great, boozy opening like splashing scotch on, but the...
  10. Re: A subtle and skillful use of fruit notes in fragrances - your favorite?

    Hands down, any fruit skilfully used with tobacco with just about any fruit. Histoires de Parfums (is it 1887?) does a great job of this with plum and tobacco. But boozy tobacco and raspberry,...
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    Re: Nasomatto Duro Review

    Domingo, you are right on target. I had worn it to work today and it was bothering me all day because I knew that the other bludgeoned note was familiar too. I got home, put some Firmenich oud synth...
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    Re: Nasomatto Duro Review

    This is also posted on the other thread but Duro is too heavy handed with an aromachemical called Suederal, which is great in Serge Lutens Daim Blond, where it is tempered with a little cedar and...
  13. Re: Body Odour - or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Musk

    I loved this topic and review of related fragrances. Like some commenters here, I have a very high tolerance and even a sort of appreciation for body odor, but since it is so connected with...
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    Hello, Taz.
    I am a fellow perfumista and importer of hyraceum and beaver castor. (I have a website at www.ancientessences.com)

    The raw materials would be wasted if you tried to infuse them...
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    On Deer musk:

    There was also a scent available on ebay for a while from an indian importer which he called "Like Kasturi," (or "like deer musk.")
    I have NO idea what was in it but it was...
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    Sorry to imply that DZING! has hyraceum in it. It doesn't, but it is based on an elephanty-hay-caramel-vanilla-leather-plastic feel. I was more alluding to the idea of elephants not being weird as a...
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    I'm not sure where all of the hype about pheromones crept into discussion of hyraceum and civet, much less ambergris. True, they "mark" territory, but this has traditionally been useful to show that...
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    Actually, this material is quite clean. Since the best material is hundreds of years old from the lower stratum of the communal area where hyraxes void, it becomes a resinous, rich stonelike...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums Marquis de Sade

    Marquis de Sade is a wonderful example of being a unisex fragrance that I would say takes a man's nose to appreciate. For women, it's kind of a simplistic dried fruit over basenote composition,...
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    Re: Nicotine in Tabarome?

    The most commonly used "real" tobacco in fragrances is tobacco absolute or concrete, which is the dark syrup resulting from either tincturing or steam distilling tobacco leaves in alcohol and then...
  21. Re: Recently got Guerlain's Vetiver and Creed's Tabarome Millesime

    Wow, way late on this thread but I just got my sample of Vintage Tabarome last week and a full bottle today. LOVE it, but agree with the soapy note mentioned so often. (Only in that one aspect it...
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    Re: Jaisalmer vs. Dzongkha

    Has it been written somewhere that Dzongkha has a green pepper note, or was that peoples' consensus?

    I've always perceived it very strongly as straightforward Iris and pimento rather than green...
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    Re: Hyrax Hyraceum

    This material is very earthy and wonderful, not as repulsive as one might associate with excrement. If you've ever smelled fermenting pipe tobacco or good quality labdanum, there is a "poopy"...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    This one is very interesting. I do like it and own several big bottles. But my first experiences with it were like smelling burnt waxy crayons and pine chips, sort of like a duraflame log. In fact,...
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    Re: Best scent from L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    You know, this is sort of like asking, "Best Recording by Enya."

    L'Artisan Parfumeur is very much about hyperbole and imagery, it seems to me. They have constructed an elaborate backstory about...
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    Re: Does any Men wear Womens frags?

    I wear three women's fragrances, which have aspects I haven't found in any men's fragrance:

    Shiseido Feminite Du Bois, which has such a nice woody cedar note with just a little floral that wears...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Thanks Scentimental and Magnum.
    Still sounding sanctimonious but just wanting to share my enthusiasm, so sorry to sound all Poindexter about this, but: it would be implausible for a company to...
  28. Re: What do you mean when you say a cologne is sweet?

    For me there is sweet as in plumeria, tuberose, jasmine, almost transparent, supersonic single notes, and then there is the supersonic muddy mess that often happens when too many top notes are...
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    This topic seems to have died over the past year, but I am a new subscriber and took everyone's reviews for gospel. I am a sandalwood essential oil efficionado and have bought 100-year old mysore...
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