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  1. Re: Hello to Basenotes / Tincture question / Book suggestions

    Septimus Piesse is an excellent suggestion and not only cheap in paper but also available in for free via the Guthenberg Project: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16378

    I wish you the best of luck...
  2. Thread: All gone now

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    Re: Anyone interested in taking over my aromachemicals?

    I have some curiosity to try a few chemicals after 20 years of naturals only.
    I'm interested in all the chemicals you have that resemble animalic scents, such as ambroxan, iso muscetone and musk...
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    Re: Ladies, If You Were Men... :)

    I'd still wear pure Oud, Feminité du Bois, Jaisalmer, Palisander, Cuir de Russie and perhaps Bandit too.

    Fracas and (the on me very sweet) Eau Lente only if I wasn't happy with being a manly man...
  4. Thread: Barnyard oud?

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    Re: Barnyard oud?

    I have to agree with Tahasyed here. I have only sampled a few Montale Aouds, but I could find no trace of real Oud in them whatsoever, neither can I in other commercially available western frags (not...
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    Re: Fragrances for hair?

    Socalwoman, that Syrian shampoo sounds truly amazing. Do you have the name of it? Also, if you happen to know an online source?
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    Re: Making a Pipe tobacco cologne

    Billy Budd, I really ask you to please be careful, as people have suffered severe poisoning from just getting tobacco water on their hands when used as a bug spray on plants. I warn you because...
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    Re: Making a Pipe tobacco cologne

    You should be careful with tobacco tincture, it may catch the scent, but also the nicotine. Even wearing small amounts may have the same effect as wearing a nicotine patch or worse.

    I advise you...
  8. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    Primrose: Now you're totally lost, resorting to a personal attack that would be grave if it wasn't so utterly rediculous.
    Why don't you inform yourself instead of sticking pigheadedly to a...
  9. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    I see I have been unclear in my previous posts on my basic assumption that trapping is not the normal way to hunt beavers, sorry for that. My assumption is based on the fact that it seems to not be...
  10. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    You seem to assume all beavers are trapped, but at least in Sweden beavers are shot. Any trapping is highly illegal and no one seems to be willing to take that risk. I did read a lot on hunters...
  11. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    Primrose: Again you seem to actually want to misunderstand. Of course no animal should ever be killed with traps or other inhumane methods. BUT, the very reason they are trapped instead of shot are...
  12. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    Primrose, you entirely missed my point, namely to me it seems more humane to actually use every part of a killed animal instead of throwing it in the bin. It's hard for me to see beavers as a pest...
  13. It really sounds intriguing, containing some true...

    It really sounds intriguing, containing some true favourite notes of mine. I'm very curious about this house, never tried any of his stuff.
  14. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    Primrose: Yes, I new this about Australian merino sheep and for that reason don't buy merino. Are you saying this is standard practice in the whole wool industry? I've seen a lot of sheep kept for...
  15. Re: Beavers in high demand. Castor gland $50/lb. (2:16-min. VIDEO)

    I thought lanolin was extracted when wool is washed for use in textiles. Do you also think the use of wool is cruel?

    On the castoreum, I have been reading lots about it over the years and though...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Of course my recommendation is one based on what you would expect from 1)a Hindi and 2)in this price range. I most certainly do not expect an aged oil or a kinnam for $90 ŕ 1/4tola. It simply does...
  17. Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    Update a year later: Wordbird very kindly sent me a few bottles of my long time favourite FdB edt. This, with pure oudh oil underneath has since been my everyday fragrance. It makes me feel like I'm...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I got my Assam DS Oudh from the very friendly and service minded gentlemen at RK and sons the other day and WOW! It is amazing!

    If you like the barnyardy, powerful Hindi oudhs this is a complete...
  19. Re: Why are so many perfumista's turned off by aquatic scents?

    Like I wrote the synthetics are very different as well as the sensitivity of the person.
    I absolutely love Iso E super as long as it is mixed with some naturals to give it a little life. Even on...
  20. Re: Why are so many perfumista's turned off by aquatic scents?

    I think many perfumistas and basenoters have sensitive senses of smell and therefore react negatively to the synthetic feel of the so called oceanic notes. Once you get turned on to the liveliness...
  21. Thread: Smell shape

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    Re: Smell shape

    To me scents have colours textures and temperatures or they can be compared in musical terms. A blue fragrance can have different shades. A warm and soft blue would be violet leaves,a sky blue...
  22. Thread: incense

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    Re: incense

    Pure agar/oud or high quality resins on charcoal is unbeatable . It's very easy to make your own mixes and you really get the ancient and genuine experience. Apart from the wonderful and luxurious...
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    Re: Your ONE best purchase in 2008

    Vintage Cabochard edt 50ml
    Vintage Chaos edp 2x30ml
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Favourite notes: Oud, incense-resins, cardamom, guiac, cedar woods, smoke
    Natural hair: Medium blond with auburn neck
    Month: August (Leo)
  25. Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    The later Chanels have been so disappointing I haven't even bothered to try Coromandel. But I certainly will give it a chance.

    Cuir de Russie is one favourite I never got around to buying a...
  26. Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    FdB, the only frag I'd buy in a litre bottle. If it wasn't becoming so rare I would still use it for all occasions. On me it's perfection. Not sweet at all, rich, elegant and unusual. The cardamom...
  27. Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    Such delicious and interesting suggestions!

    Andy Tauer's stuff does sound worth samling.

    Mitsouko edp and No5 parfum are very ladylike indeed on me, but so feminine and sweet they would suit...
  28. Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    Not at all.

    Masculines that aren't too heavy on the synthetics generally come out as feminine on me.

    Leather, tar and heavy dark resins are among my favourite notes. But I need them wearing...
  29. Re: Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    Bandit I have and love dearly, so you were spot on! Yet it tends get too harsh and herby green on my skin in this cold Scandinavian weather. I use it only in hot climate, where the leather really...
  30. Re: What fragrance do you spray all over your bed and pillows?

    Prada's Infusion d'Iris finally found it's proper use on the linen.
    Mmm... cool, crisp and clean.
  31. Suggestions on something "conservative" for a freak

    Dear Basenoters,

    With an eccentric wardrobe, expressive face and huge red hair, I tend to attract my fair share of attention. Now I need a scent that will suit my taste, yet be suitable for formal...
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    Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Why not call it Resistor?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 December

    Thank you for this recommendation, Kumquat. As soon as my budget allows I will try a decant and hope I don't like it, :) since I will probably not afford a bottle until 2012, when I've finished my...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 December

    Infusion d'Iris by Prada

    From iris to orris to powder to chalk. First mineral scent I've tried. I hate it and I can't have enough of it. It's not how skin should smell and it smells so good at...
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    Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    The scent of the the female breast.

    Some milky jasmine with a base of benzoin, natural vanilla and the softest musk far beneath would be a good start for this. Not that I'd like to wear it, but...
  36. Thread: Profumum Olibanum

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    Re: Profumum Olibanum

    Olibanum is another name for frankincense.

    Sounds really nice this scent.
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    Pao Rosa by Guerlain

    Very early. Pre 20's for sure.
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    A Travers Champs by Guerlain

    Released around 1924. Black bottle similar to the "coffin" of Vol de Nuit but upside down.
  39. Thread: La Rose by Rochas

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    La Rose by Rochas

    Perumer: Edmond Roudnitska. Released in 1949.
  40. Thread: Mouche by Rochas

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    Mouche by Rochas

    A heavy oriental from 1940's.
  41. Thread: Audace by Rochas

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    Audace by Rochas

    There were two very different Audaces , One from 1936 or 1937 and one in 1978.
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    Avenue Matignon by Rochas

    One of, or the first perfumes by Rochas.
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    Toujours Toi by Corday

    I think it was a semi oriental with some rose.
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    Re: I Just Had A Beautifully Scented Epiphany....

    Of the few releases from 1971 still surviving I'll try Clinique's Aromatics elixir to get one from my birth year. Chanel's No19 is nice, way too nice and too fresh for me. YSL Rive Gauche is out of...
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    Re: How did the old cabochard edt bottle look?

    The flat and unimpressive bottle did arrive and it's contents were more than usable. The first half second it's very much like Bandit but then it settles and becomes a much softer and kinder leather...
  46. Thread: Youth Dew

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    Re: Youth Dew

    None of my grandmothers would have considered any "American perfume". If it wasn't from France it wasn't real perfume.

    I sniffed this first at a department store in my rebellious teens and...
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    Re: layering/combinations

    I've layered CdG Jaisalmer with Coco to great effect, that's the only really successful layering I remember at the moment.

    In the past I have also tweaked some scents to make them either more...
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    Anarchy by Long Lost Perfumes

    Their version of Donna Karan's Chaos.
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    Tobacco Flower by The Body Shop

    Very different from any other Body Shop scents I know of. This was more of a real perfume. It was sold as edt or edp in a square, transparent glass bottle with a pastel coloured label.

    I never...
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    7e Ciel by Un Monde Noveau

    I found this far better than the other UMN fragrances. Not harsh, synthetic or overly sweet. Available early to mid nineties. It had honey, davana and patchouly amongst its dominant notes, and it was...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 6 December

    Chaos by Donna Karan


    I have not had this in about ten years and yesterday I got a full and well kept bottle from a local auction.

    Wow, the first spicy hour is still amazing, but the dry...
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    Re: QUICK...What would you choose?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum
    SL Borneo 1834
    Knize 10
  53. Thread: Creme de La Mer

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    Re: Creme de La Mer

    I got a sample of this and it's nothing I would ever use on my face again. De Luxe vaseline. My skin is suffocating and I just want this off my face.
    I added a few drops of myrrh and used it for...
  54. Re: Cosmetics and Grooming Products The Scents of Which You Wish Someone Would Bottle

    The soon discontinued Body Shop line "Japanese Hotsprings" was available around 2001 and had a body lotion and talcum powder with an amazing dry benzoin woody cedar scent, reminding me of FdB minus...
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    Re: How did the old cabochard edt bottle look?

    This one is in a black box with white text, from the picture it looks very similar to the new boxes.

    I have not tried the new Cabochard (post 80's), but reformulations usually substitute cheaper...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 December

    Bandit layered with my own ongoing Oud project.

    Normally I use Bandit only when in India, but it's ok in the cold and dry Swedish winter as well. It's less leathery and more herby in this...
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    Re: How did the old cabochard edt bottle look?

    Thanks for your replies. There was no bow on cap or bottle. It's a very simple and plain looking thing. Anyway, I did place a bid and got the suspicious bottle for 15 euro. In a few days it will be...
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    How did the old cabochard edt bottle look?

    I found a 50ml bottle of Cabochard to buy. It doesn't look like the new 8-sided atomizer, it's an oval transparent glass atomizer with "Cabochard" printed in black vertically. Black plastic cap with...
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