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    Re: Where to get perfumers alcohol online

    The ternary benzene azeotrope isn't necessary (and is no longer used) to obtain 100% ethanol. Pure ethanol is easily produced with molecular sieves, 3 angstrom sieves are required for lower alcohols,...
  2. I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    Aventus for Her: Some staggeringly revolting peach aromoachemical (and I LOVE peach) with loads of Ambrox-type nastiness.
    Viking: A boring but smart composition supported by another Ambroxan bomb?...
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    I've watched some videos of Aaron, and he seems like a passionate and interesting guy. I haven't smelled any of his work, though.

    And from what I've heard him say, his "vegan" claims are based on...
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Tuscan Leather
    Noir de Noir
    Plum Japonais
    Italian Cypress
    Venetian Bergamot
    Will sell soon:
    Fougere Platine
    Fougere D'Argent
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    I need to get another bottle of Royal Oud soon. Any ideas on where I can get my hands on 16L01 or something comparable?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Interesting! I could have sworn that was iso E in full force. Is there some sort of a synthetic woody in it in large amounts?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sadanne would be great if not for the animalic stank. It just doesn’t fit with the rest of the fragrance.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You've caught my attention with Ore! Is it still bursting at the seams with Iso-E?
  9. Re: Wanted: Older Plum Japonais and Noir de Noir

    Got a lead on the Noir de Noir. Anyone have some Plum Japonais?
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    Slumberhouse Discussion

    I sold my Baque. I’m almost regretting it now. Was in the flask bottle, too.
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Ok, I'll take either one. Someone take my money!
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Ok, I want a 2011 bottle like right now.
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    I'm so very sad to hear this. He was such a good, positive guy. We need more people like him in the world.
  14. Wanted: Older Plum Japonais and Noir de Noir

    I'd like a 2013 or 2014 batch of Plum Japonais and/or some Noir de Noir of this time or earlier, or at least a decant of them. Let me know if can help.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Luckyscent sells samples, when they are in stock.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Why is Norne not green?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I want Josh to make me a version of Kiste without that slightly nose-stinging airy note (the heather maybe?) JUST with that rich peach tobacco goodness from start to finish... ok maybe something to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Too bad about the eggplant!

    Baque wasn’t for me, New Sibet just doesn’t look like it’s for me, Ore is great but there is a heavy dose of iso e super that doesn’t sit well with me.

    I wonder if...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Aubergine Fir is expected though, right?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’m willing to bet it’s not going to happen this week.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Just ordered some samples from Madhat. Can't wait to try them.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I like the shape of the bottle and cap. I could do without the shoulder :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Maybe a solution for the flask bottle is to redesign them to not include the shoulder cap? They would still look nice as all glass.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I love his flask bottles. I'm gonna miss them.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think Josh needs someone to help him with the business aspects of all this.
  26. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Damn, wish I had seen this sooner. I'm in Milwaukee and could have easily come down!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I would like Ore if it weren’t laden with ISO-E Super. This vile aromachemical has hooked its claws into many a perfumer, even Josh. That ethereal but easily fake cedar stench just gives me a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I will blind buy Aubergine Firs in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Any update on the new forums?
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    Re: Non-IFRA compliant houses

    In the Slumberhouse faq, when asked about whether the fragrances are IFRA compliant, the response I believe is, “Absolutely not.”
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Boring bottle. Really like the current ones.
  32. Thread: Plum Japnois

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    Re: Plum Japnois

    It is great stuff. I wear it more than any other in my collection.
  33. Re: real cedar-y (maybe with other notes) - what do you suggest

    Mucho cedar:
    Spice and Wood by Creed
    Royal Oud by Creed
    Precious Woods by April Aromatics
    Sex Magic by House of Matriarch
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    Re: FAKE CREED ROYAL OUD?! From Fragrancenet!

    A quick google search will confirm that the 120 mL bottles don't have Creed colored in black, and the "R" is normal.
    Your bottle is probably legit.

    An unsprayed bottle can last for year and...
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    Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    House of Matriarch Orca

    https://www.matriarch.biz/collections/100-natural-perfumes/products/orca?variant=8026503045

    If you're looking for real anything, check out HoM. You may or may not like...
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Nicely composed, but the house base will likely determine your opinion of this house. I don’t like it, therefore I’m not a fan, after an hour or so of dry down, of any of their scents. I find the...
  37. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    I don’t think GIT is dated. Having said that, I think it is due for a bit of modernization, maybe as a flanker, just to keep things fresh.
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair.. just wow

    I’m not sure why anyone would want to smell like eucalyptus. Ghastly stuff.
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    Re: What is your spookiest fragrance?

    Sumberhouse Norne?
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 - can't smell it

    If you can't smell Baccarat Rouge, you can consider yourself lucky.
  41. Re: What are some cinnamon / tobacco / musk fragrances?

    Serge Lutens Chergui is a good one with all these things.
  42. Thread: Fort and Manle

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    Re: Fort and Manle

    They are all have a rough and/or sharp texture to the nose. I really don't like this sensation.
  43. Thread: Fort and Manle

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    Re: Fort and Manle

    Well, their fragrances are quality, however, there is a big problem: the house base. It is grating and raspy in the drydown. This is a problem with many small houses such as Imaginary Authors,Tauer,...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Any update on this? It's been a while.
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    Re: Masculine Jasmine Fragrances

    Have recently purchased a sample, I say you must try L'Arrivee by House of Matriarch. It is jasmine, jasmine all the way and leans masculine.
  46. Re: Which male fragrance bottle would be your weapon of choice in a fistfight?

    Well if a weapon were used, it wouldn’t be a fist fight, would it?
  47. Re: A depressed / emotional / crying Jeremy Fragrance

    An unbridled narcissist is what I see.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I have a sample that I go back to periodically. After several months, I retain my initial position: it’s a middle of the road, ho hum release.
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    Re: American niche brands worth discovering

    In addition to the additional ones already mentioned:

    House of Matriarch
    Dasein
    Frank los angeles
    En Voyage (Shelly Waddington's company)
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Any update on the progress?
  51. Re: Does leaving the cap off a bottle affect the juice in any way?

    No. The primary sealing mechanism is in the sprayer itself.
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    Re: Tried after reading the Guide 2018

    I tried the entire Fort & Manle line. I’m still digesting them (no, I didn’t drink them), but my general impression is that they are well made with quality ingredients but not my style. There seems...
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    Re: Is perfume blogging dead?

    If perfume flogging is read, then perfume blogging is not dead.
  54. Thread: Space frags

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    Re: Space frags

    Wear them with Space Pants?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpmqMnngRk
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    And a great job you’ve done! Although, some of your frags aren’t to my taste, they’re all artfully composed, and your brand image is something to envy. I love that bottle art. :)

    So frustrated by...
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    A bit off topic, but strangely enough, all of this excitement about perfume, its evaluation, and the passion and subjectivity of it all actually reinforces the desire to start my own fragrance line....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I was looking forward to another Slumberhouse, as I love pear! Unfortunately my intense, visceral, borderline irrational hate for olives trumps all.
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    I see that LT seems to be a fan of Fort & Manle. I've been curious, so I decided to check them out and order a sample pack.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Crowdsourced, voluntary editing. Must be nice. :)
  60. Re: What niches based on these likes/dislikes would you recommend for me...

    Xerjoff Nio
    Le Labo Bergamot 22
    Penhaligons Baudelaire
    Parfums de Marly Layton (I find it meh but you might like it)
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    Re: I don't like oversimplification.

    I mostly agree with you, but sometimes simplistic impressions are hard to shake. I still think Profumum Roma Aqua Viva smells like lemon pledge. It is a ghastly concoction.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Electronics can be recycled, too. Clean energy can be had, clean pulping cannot. As I noted, there are indirect footprint requirements for digital media, but the requirement to physically reproduce...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Implicit in all of this was the alternative: publish digital electronic, infinitely reproducible media that require no direct physical goods (of course indirect ones... computers and readers are...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    Don't mean to stir to pot too much, but just think about how huge of a waste that paper books are.

    You have to plant a tree, well lots of trees, wait for them to grow, build machinery to cut them...
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    Re: Zoologist: thoughts about the house

    Ok, maybe I was a little unfair. There are a few that are wearable, but there are several that I can not imagine actually wearing, including Bat.
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    Re: Zoologist: thoughts about the house

    Interesting but ultimately unwearable.
  67. Re: What needs smelling? (Suggested scent reviews for future editions of PERFUMES THE GUIDE)

    So I bought the book and skimmed through every review. I've noticed my tastes are not at all aligned with Turin's, in general, but his reviews are entertaining.

    He's refrain of characterizing a...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere D’Argent

    Ok, an update on the drydown: to be fair, when D'Argent drys down naturally, the raspy smell or the most part is masked and is not that noticeable.

    This one will be popular. Whether or not its...
  69. Re: What needs smelling? (Suggested scent reviews for future editions of PERFUMES THE GUIDE)

    Profumum Roma Arso
    Creed Royal Oud
    Xerjoff anything

    Tom Ford Plum Japonais (or did he do this one)?
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    Re: Biggest surprises in Perfumes The Guide 2018?

    So is the 4 star Aventus review high or low?
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere D’Argent

    I blind bought 50 mL of each. Not sure how I feel about it just yet haha
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    Re: Tom Ford - Fougere D’Argent

    Fougere d’Argent and Fougere Platine. I have a source that sometimes gets things early. :)
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    Tom Ford - Fougere D’Argent

    Actually, you are probably correct for both of them. I applied them earlier and took a shower, hastening the development so to say. What’s left is a raspy woody aromachemical.

    I should let them...
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    Re: Tom Ford Fougere d’Argent

    I just got my bottle in today, along with Fougere Platine. It will probably be popular. I like it ok, but don’t love it. I think the ginger rubs me the wrong way.

    It’s a modern fougere but it has...
  75. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Tom Ford Private Blend Fougere Platine
    Tom Ford Private Blend Fougere D'Argent

    They should be here Wednesday. I'm a sneaky one. ;)

    I'll let you know how they are, since this is obviously a...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Who wants to send me a sample of the 16L01? :)
  77. Re: 25 year old men dating a 50 year old women / fragrance suggestions?

    Noir de Noir
  78. Re: The best review channel on YouTube: Luckyscent's is it

    True enough, and I agree...but look at it this way:

    If you want a nice, articulate description of fragrances that they (by all appearances, genuinely) like, this is the best place for it.

    If...
  79. The best review channel on YouTube: Luckyscent's is it

    No, long, meandering, 20 minute bouts of bloated bullshit. Just articulate, efficient descriptions of how scents smell and the vibes they induce.
    ...
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    Re: Creed Cedre Blanc (what the what!)

    I used to quite like it, and I guess I still do in the late drydown. But now the cardamom is just WAY too much for me.
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    Re: Industry standard formulation software?

    Not sure why you need dedicated software. An Excel spreadsheet would do perfectly fine.
  82. Re: Creed Aventus smells different, or just me? (NOT a batch variation thread)

    Aventus smells different to me now than it did when I first smelled it. It took about a year. The smoky peppery smell is all I get from it now. It is loaded with iso-e, so perhaps I have developed a...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Plum Japonais
    Venetian Bergamot
    Royal Oud
    Green Irish Tweed
    Noir de Noir
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    Re: Sauvage EDT development stages?

    Pleasant opening for 10 minutes, then screech, 160 dBs of chemical factory screech.

    That's pretty much it.
  85. Re: Fragrances that you disliked at first but then grew on you somehow.

    Royal Oud (well, very near dislike anyway)
    Chergui (hated it at first)
    Plum Japonais (half dislike, half like--thought it was way too sweet)

    These are now 3 of my absolute favorites.
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    Re: Mefisto Xerjoff or silver mountain water

    Exactly this.
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    Re: Ormonde man or Creed Spice and wood ?

    Spice and Wood by far, no contest, unless you really like the bitter-nastiness that is juniper, then go for Ormonde Man.
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    Re: 10th and Final Fragrance Recommendation

    Looks like you need a good cedar.

    Creed Spice and Wood
    Creed Royal Oud
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven (Extreme)
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    Re: Scents you tried recently and instantly loved

    Haven’t found a love at first sniff in ages.
  90. Re: Is there a "fresher" version of Tuscan Leather?

    Another for ombre leather 16
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    Looking for a good musk dominant scent

    Millesime 1849 has a heavy dose of musk. It’s not simple though.
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Crap, forgot to put my user name. Anyway, sent just a little your way!
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    Re: Elysium (believe the hype)

    I tried the extrait, didn't like it at all. Raspy and grating. I also got no similarity to Cedrat Boise.

    Don't know how different the Parfum Cologne is.
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    Re: Creed SMW or Royal Oud

    SWM is far from weak. I’m fact it’s long lasting and unfortunately really cloying after a short time. It has its merits, but I don’t know how anyone can stand to actually wear it.

    I prefer Royal...
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    Re: Looking for a not smoky cedar

    Spice and Wood. The cedar king.

    I actually have to push back against Tam Dao EDT. Total hamster cage cedar. Don’t like.
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    Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress Longevity?

    I would love to revisit this one, but unfortunately it's been discontinued.
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    Re: A better version of Liz Claiborne Curve?

    This is only going to frustrate you, but there is a "custom" fragrance from Waft (www.waft.com) (a company that makes semi-custom fragrances based on your notes) that reminds me a lot of Curve. And...
  98. Re: What to wear to the World's Biggest Orgy in Las Vegas later this month?

    Fucking Fabulous
  99. Re: Hot weather citrus/floral with an alluring base (creamy sandalwood? Silky clean musk?) ...?

    Venetian Bergamot is worth a shot. I’ll send you a sample when I finally get around to sending your Millesime 1849.
  100. First ever Creed flanker: Love in White For Summer

    Or am I missing a case in history?

    https://www.creedboutique.com/new-creed-perfume-fragrance/280-love-in-white-for-summer.html#email
    ...
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