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  1. Thread: Cypress

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    Re: Cypress

    Wild cypress EO distilled from Corsica. Very dry and peppery with that pencil shaving smell of cedar. I also have a sea pine from Nature's Gift, and there is a brine to both of them, but pine also...
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    Re: Coriander / Cilantro

    Coriander seed distilled in England (I bought mine at Enfleurage.)

    This smells like fresh chopped cilantro. When I smell it, I crave tacos lol! Very green, but sharp citrusy, almost like bergamot.
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    Re: Clary Sage

    I love this sage EO I bought at a deli by Nature's Alchemy. It smells very much like the pineapple sage plant I grow in my window, suedelike, green and fuzzy and slightly soapy and citrusy like...
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    Re: Cinnamon

    Cinnamon bark distilled from Vietnam (I bought it at Enfleurage.)

    Sweet and spicy, warm, uplifting, just classic cinnamon on the dry side like you'd smell in your spice drawer, smoky straight from...
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    Re: Blue Lotus

    Absolute steam distilled from Thailand -- maybe the same Nymphaea sampled.

    I hear this woman is no longer in business, but she also distilled boronia, and I got very similar effects, the fizzy...
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    Re: Angelica

    The seed and the root are very different. This is for the root.

    Angelica archangelica EO, England from Liberty Naturals, diluted at 10%

    It smells like carrots pulled fresh from the dirt. It is...
  7. Re: Seriously, why do Turn & Sanchez hate Creed so much?

    The Creed hate with those two is undeniable. I see a lot of it on Basenotes, too, and I don't get it. While we're on the subject, I will throw in my 2 cents and skip the conjecture.

    Royal Scottish...
  8. Re: New scent after a breakup? When he left, all the old ones made me cry...

    Another vote here for Aqua Allegoria Tiare- Mimosa; it sounds like the tropical floral you enjoy. I used to wear Champs Elysees, and it is the least typical of the Guerlain line. I also tried...
  9. Re: How does one get into professional perfumery

    Nukapai, thank you for that explanation. After following through on some of your suggestions, it seems going indie is the only way to break in unless you luck out and meet someone who will help you.
  10. Thread: Mimosa

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    Re: Mimosa

    There is an almond note, and it is also a bit resinous. Mostly, I get powdery sweet cotton candy from it, which is the violet reference you observed, but it's less astringent. The flower is so potent...
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    Re: Update coming soon

    Oh, well. I hope the EdC worked out for you, if you bought it. Mitsouko was too mature for me when I wore it, and it probably still is now. But it has a following, including a few Kevins...
  12. Re: How does one get into professional perfumery

    Dimitri, how have you found the courses at NNAPA? I recently studied with Ayala Moriel in Vancouver, but I feel traveling long distances to attend courses is highly impractical and these days...
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    Re: Update coming soon

    This sounds like such fun! I just got back from a natural perfumery workshop with Ayala Moriel in Vancouver, and I would love to join in a future fragrance project. For now, I'm happy to observe.
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  14. Re: Comparing Two Green Giants - No19 & Vent Vert?

    No. 19 feels more organic with its dwindling doses of orris and oakmoss. While original Vent Vert creator Germaine Cellier notoriously used bases (much to the horror of her contemporaries), which...
  15. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    Auratouch -- a delicate and elegant blended musk from Firminich created with fine Alicyclic and Macrocyclic Musks. A fruity-musky side is obtained with Helvetolide® and Romandolide® , enhanced by...
  16. Re: Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    There is the classic, "You smell like an old lady." I never got it, and I wear stuff older than my late grandmother. I've gotten "cat pee" wearing Nikki de St. Phalle. The best backhanded compliment...
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    Re: Cleopatra's equivalent in scent?

    Good! I'm glad we can resolve this amicably, because I meant no disrespect. I had seen Dragon's Den in Canada, but I never realized its scope as a show. Some of the episodes I saw were interesting....
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    Re: Cleopatra's equivalent in scent?

    Welcome to Scents of Time

    There's great new way to smell fragrances FROM THE NET! Check out the details on "What's going on page. A great way to sample fragrances and perfumes for Mother' Day
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    Re: Looking for something new...

    Good call, galwaygirl001! Annick Ménardo created two huge blockbusters with Hypnotic Poison and Lolita Lempicka. Her work for Guerlain with Bois d'Armenie is elegant and understated, and a good...
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    Re: Cleopatra's equivalent in scent?

    It was made for a Canadian reality show Dragon's Den, and they picked it up to hawk at the British Museum. They headspaced using cheap ingredients, and you can tell. It's worse than Un Jardin Sur Le...
  21. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    The original Detchema by Revillon. Voulez Vous by D'Orsay. Colony by Jean Patou.

    I have a small collection of perfumes from the 30's, and I love the complexity, dryness and smokiness.
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    Re: Looking for something new...

    Many of the recommendations here are florientals, which are mostly tuberose and white flowers, the naughty flowers with indoles that perfumistas love. But you said you want resins and incense, not...
  23. Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    We were married in Las Vegas at The Little White Chapel. My husband wore a blue silk Calvin Klein suit with an OP tee shirt and flip flops. I wore a peach chiffon mermaid dress with a low cut back...
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    Re: Top 5 most overhyped.

    Hahaha so true! Is it peer pressure or killing off the competition? I never wanna make men's fragrances; talk about cut throat. Y'all are worse than the ladies, and I read the strip club thread ;)
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    G is for Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene
  26. Re: Need recommendations - green, citrus, herbal and natural?

    You've had some good recommendations here -- Cristalle and Lime Basil & Mandarin. Try Diorella, too, since you like the Dior line. L'Occitane was another good call, and they carry Citrus Verbena EDP...
  27. Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    Thank you for your recommendations! I will include them with my order.
  28. Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    You know how they say Dune by Dior was the first aquatic? I'm experimenting with that theory with a perfume I'm making for my friend, who is getting married this summer. My limited experience right...
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    Re: Mitsouko Cologne Question

    Mitsouko is probably more accessible to me now that there are so many gourmand chypres on the market. But when I wore it long ago, it seemed too heavy for an early 20-something woman. Some people say...
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    Re: Chanel Coco vs Coco Mademoiselle

    Coco is a legend. I love it!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The violet leaf and lemon verbena are fantastic and very natural smelling, but there is also something metallic, probably the iris. GIT is my favorite cologne on a man hands down. It wears well all...
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    Re: rose attar - what to do with it

    Oud or agarwood already has a smell similar to sandalwood, fresh and woody with slightly musty undertones. You will see the scent open up as you dilute it, same as the rose. Although, I love the...
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    Re: Incense accord

    That is the Indian name for cypriol, which Bertrand Duchaufour used with great success in Timbuktu. It supposedly has a smoky note like crisply burned dry wood on a bonfire.

    I am curious to see...
  34. Re: finding Hojary Frankincense (good source)?

    Kaitlyn from Mermade Magickal Arts rocks the casbah! As a first time buyer, she hooked me up. It was as if she read my mind, because after I placed my order, I was kicking myself for not getting some...
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    Re: Chamade EDP or Chanel No. 19 EDP?

    They're green florals, but the similarities end there for me. I tried Chanel No. 19 the other day at Macy's, and what everyone says about nail polish remover and poison gas is there. It's...
  36. Re: Mitsouko; Best Fragrance Ever Made says........

    Basenotes has the interview I was thinking of, and I went back and reread it. Roja Dove did say he was referring to the original, and I get LT's frustration with the cynical reformulations these...
  37. Re: Mitsouko; Best Fragrance Ever Made says........

    All they do is pan Creed. The review for Love In White in The Guide was blistering. "1 star" "burial wreath" "so vile words nearly dessert me" and "you'd opt to skip the shower and keep the lice."...
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    Re: Bond No 9 green scents..........

    I'm withdrawing my comment about Riverside Drive, since my recollection of it is very different from the fragrance notes listed.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    http://i51.tinypic.com/aczgh1.jpg

    Le Temps D'Une Fete, Royal Hawaiian White Ginger Cologne, Vent Vert, Royal Scottish Lavender, Zohar by Ayala Moriel, Chloe, Voulez Vous by D'Orsay, Le De...
  40. Re: Which fragrance best conjures up the idea of "Forest" for you and what type of forest is conjure

    She really nails wood scents, and it's interesting to hear that it reminds you of England. I always think of the Pacific Northwest, because her woodiest scent to me is Rainforest. But then she has...
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    You're welcome! My best friend wears Empress Jasmin Imperatrice by Creed and Bandit, and she smokes like a fiend. An old boss wore Shalimar, and I wore Jicky around her. The smokers I've known well...
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    Molinard released a reissue of Habanita in 2005. These can be found at aedes, beautyhabit, fourseasonsproducts and selected Barneys department stores. Tabac Blonde is a little more austere. I agree...
  43. Re: HELP: Chamade or L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

    Chamade is ultra-femme. Go with L'Heure Bleu. Many of its ingredients are traditionally masculine, like carnation, rose, iris, bergamot and coumarin. In fact, the story seems to suggest this might...
  44. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    This is a great description. I just bought some Rosa damascena alba from Bulgaria, and it has an almost lemony note with a faint smell like artichokes. Overall, the rosiness is light yet distinct.
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    Re: Need a sexy scent for a friend

    Egoiste is great for a first date, because it is also a good scent for the office. I get more lavender and herbs de Provence than rose from it, making it more a classic coumarinic fougere than a...
  46. Re: Best smelling, modern Vetiver fragrance(maybe with a hint of sweetness?)

    Has anyone tried Isabel Doyen's Vetiver Turtle for LeNez? It's sold out, but I've heard good things. I like what I've sampled from that line. If you're open to natural perfumes, Ayala Moriel's...
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    My husband wore Green Irish Tweed, but he really likes Geraniums Pour Monsieur now. It suits him, since the toothpaste smell disappears quickly on him. It goes from lemon to Jagermeister to cedar. I...
  48. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    I wore that when I was 19 and modeling, and my bookers always told me I smelled like cat pee. It's weird, in an industry where everyone smokes their faces off, that smells not much different from...
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    Oh, SNAP!
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    To his credit, George Clooney backed out of his fragrance deal when they said they were going to use cheap production quality like every other celebrity fragrance. He wanted to be remembered for...
  51. Re: New Fragrances: Blood Concept - A, B, AB and O

    O sounds like me! I love Seville lavender, which has a raspberry note. It all sounds great, leather, sawdust and metal.
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    Anyone who would go to a Stevie Nicks concert (in spirit) with me in this get up is alright in my book!

    http://i51.tinypic.com/r0e176.jpg
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    Joan Collins is alive to defend herself, if she were so inclined. No one is complaining about her also going on record liking Jicky and Shalimar. Maybe she is just a woman who likes musky and...
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    My best friend wears that, and it smells great on her. Joan Collins reputedly wears it as her signature scent, and while that didn't influence my friend's choice, they have a similar style. I love...
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    That is a fair explanation of why Creed is not to your taste, and it is much less inflammatory than just saying, "It is in parts about the hype that Creed itself hilariously installed around their...
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    Re: Spring Means Renewal And Flowers.

    Spring is my favorite season, and I love digging through my floral wardrobe. I have always been a green floral enthusiast, so this is my time to shine haha! N_Tesla has two of my favorites. Nahema is...
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    Re: CREED - "to be or not to be"!

    Here is the Wiki definition of trolling: In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum,...
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    Re: Frankincense?

    I'm really excited to visit Enfleurage in New York soon and try their Omani frankincense. I am working on a white rose based floriental for a friend who is to be married in Istanbul this summer.
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    Re: Feminine Violet & Musk Perfume

    I got a sample of The Unicorn Spell from Lucky Scents. It is very modern and a bit unusual. You smell green beans and thunderstorms. The white musk has a laundry-like effect.

    Tom Ford's perfumes...
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    Re: Feminine Violet & Musk Perfume

    The Unicorn Spell by Le Nez is nice. It is more green and resinous than the usual powdery aldehydic interpretation of violet. There is nothing wrong with the latter, of course, which will probably...
  61. Discount Maitre et Ganntier Room Spray In NYC

    In case you live in or are passing through NYC, you can get discount Maitre et Gantier room spray at this place Peachfrog in Williamsburg. They are at 136 North 10th Street. I didn't pick any up, but...
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    Poll: Re: Best rose scent for men?

    Seconded! The cassis is perfect in it, and I like it better than Rose de Nuit and Voleur de Roses. If you're a rose-patchouli chypre fan, L'Arte di Gucci is as goth as it gets.
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    Re: Chat Room

    The whole screen blinks like a strobe light for me.
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    Re: Fleur de Narcisse

    This is one of those rare perfumes I find "intoxicating." The narcissus behaves like tuberose on me once the vinegar-like (attar kewda?) top note fades and some musky elements emerge over tobacco and...
  65. Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur -- sillage and longevity?

    My husband wears GPM, and it is a sillage monster with infinite staying power. I really love it on him. However, even in the winter, it is too strong for the workplace with just a tiny spritz....
  66. Re: CREED Mixes. What have you come up with?

    I've always loved Royal Scottish Lavender layered with Ayala Moriel's Zohar, one of my favorite soliflores.
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    Re: Calypso Ambre, anyone, anyone?

    Calypso had a buy1get1free sale on their perfumes, so I bought ambre for myself and marine for a friend. It was a good purchase for $25, though I'm not sure I'd buy it again. It has a rough synthetic...
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    Re: Creed Windsor - Fighting the urge.

    Actually, if you want mentholated tuberose, get Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle. Carnal Flower is feminine and more tropical, less aloof. I prefer Annick Goutal's Tubereuse, considered by many as the...
  69. Re: I want to buy my first Creed, help me out a bit...

    If you're looking to acquaint yourself with Creed, and you like Terre D'Hermes, listen to the majority of comments here that said to try Himalaya. The opening is citrus, all fresh and bracing. It...
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    Re: Trying to find a Creed that I like??

    If you initially sought out a Creed, then familiarize yourself with their line before you move on to others. They are a great company, though I know everyone has their tastes. But the quality of...
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    Re: *top 10* *top 10* Top 10*

    double!
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    Re: *top 10* *top 10* Top 10*

    Balmain "Vent Vert" (original)
    Guerlain "Apres L'Onde"
    Frederic Malle "Parfum de Therese"
    Ayala Moriel "Razala"
    Commes de Garcons "Avignon"
    Diorissimo
    L'Artisan "Fleur de Liane"
    Annick Goutal...
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