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  1. Re: Ambroxan. Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    I agree about dihydromyrcenol; disgusting stuff !
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st March, 2016

    Patou Prive ph
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th September, 2015

    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th September, 2015

    Heritage EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th September, 2015

    Kouros Tattoo Edition
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    How can something that's 100% subjective be over-rated or under-rated. It just is what it is. This is just like every other type of art. I can tell you for sure though that it's expensive.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Aventus
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    Re: Number of Drops per Note - please help

    If you are starting with alcohol and essential oils, you won't really be able to smell your creation for a week or two, so you can't really adjust as you go. Best thing to do IMO is to make dilutions...
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    Re: Number of Drops per Note - please help

    Just beware that all of your ingredients you list, will have a very short life on your skin (except maybe for coconut). Even the frankincense will be gone quite quickly. My guess is that your mixture...
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    I will go along with Aramis. This stuff is so potent, and somehow I've got an association between Aramis and old drunken men. The stuff just makes me gag. Blind bought a bottle many years ago, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2015

    Kouros Tattoo Edition
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    Re: My Family Does Not Like Santal 33

    My family pretty much does not like ANY sandalwood fragrances, and you know what, I don't like most of them myself. I would much rather smell something like cedar when it comes to wood.
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    Re: Serge Lutens recommendations

    Borneo 1834
    Fumerie Turque
  14. Thread: Game of 3

    by JonB
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    Game of 3

    Care to play?

    Due to new government regulations, you are only allowed to own three fragrances.

    Here are mine (no discontinued fragrances) :

    Terre d'Hermes (edt)
    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo (edt)...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Holy cow, Modern Reserve has become expensive.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    I go back and forth on TdH; I alternate between love and indifference, but I went ahead and bought my first bottle of TdH Parfum. Hopefully this turns into a more consistent love.
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    Re: Bois Ambrene Forte/Amberwood

    i played around with aromachemicals a few years ago, and bois ambrene forte was one of them. As opposed to you, I have no difficulty smelling this chemical. It's a musty, leathery, woody smell. Very,...
  18. Re: Best quality scent/ingredients you´ve ever smelled

    I pretty much agree with Ken.
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    Poll: Re: Green irish tweed vs Cool water

    They both use the same nausea-inducing aromachemical. I personally can't stand either. They smell so synthetic and unappealing.
    I vote C:Neither
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    Re: An oil does not mix into the blend?

    Deleted
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    Re: How long does your interest in a fragrance last

    It's not that I'm bored with them, I don't like them any more. Once I've changed my mind about a fragrance, I have yet to "re-like" it in the future (or at least it hasn't happened yet).
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    Re: How long does your interest in a fragrance last

    How often I wear these is all over the board. If I really love something, I might wear it once a week.
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    How long does your interest in a fragrance last

    My interest in specific fragrances often does not last long. I can really love something, and then within a few months I don't want to wear it any more. I would love to hear about your favorite...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    I don't know about the Extra, but I've finished bottles of Edt and Profumo. The profumo is so damned expensive, and the difference between it and the Edt so minor, it's definitely not worth the money...
  25. Thread: Allergen help

    by JonB
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    Re: Allergen help

    Almost any of these ingredients could be a culprit (especially the last 6 on the list). Real oak moss extract has been under attack for many years now because of just this type of problem. Because of...
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    Re: creed original vetiver

    OV was a huge hit with me when I first smelled it. I have no problem with longevity at all. However, after about a year, my opinion changed, and I found I was never wearing it and actually turned 180...
  27. Thread: Sequoia

    by JonB
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    Re: Sequoia

    I think Sequoia is a much better cool weather scent. I really liked Sequoia initially, but I found it to be very cloying. A very linear scent that just doesn't go away. But if you like it, that's all...
  28. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Thanks Capridog and Ken Russell
  29. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Thanks Santos89


    santos89;]Great suggestions so far.

    I'd add:
    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Leather
    Bvlgari Man in Black
    Tom Ford - Noir Extreme[/QUOTE]
  30. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Thanks for the +1

    sjg3839

    +1 for Kiste by Slumberhouse
  31. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Thanks Hednic, I will check them out

    hednic;]Beyerly - Parfums de Marly
    Larmes Du Desert - Atelier Des Ors
    Cicatrices - LM Parfums
    Dior Homme - Parfum
  32. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Thanks for the suggestion


    freewheelingvagabond;]Some good suggestions (some others I haven't tried). Adding -

    New York Intense - Parfums de Nicolaï[
  33. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Wow, quite a few suggestions.

    Thanks a lot,

    Jon


    QUOTE=badarun;3606322]Last 3-4 yrs:

    Masque Montecristo
  34. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Thanks for your suggestions. Mainstream or niche, either is fine with me. I look forward to putting in a TPC order.
  35. Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Hey guys, I haven't been active on this forum for several years. I am looking for suggestions (style doesn't matter too much since I like all of styles) for the most worthwhile releases of the past...
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    Re: A&F Fierce how many sprays?

    1 spray. Not a bad fragrance for all the bad reviews it gets here.
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    Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    I like it. Its not a powerhouse, but has decent longevity. The smell is lovely, but seems a bit formal to me. Well worth a purchase.
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    Re: Vintage & discontinued recommendations?

    Vintage Tabarome
    Patou pour homme Prive
  39. Re: Luca Turin's error is that he doesn't award any points for quality ingredients

    There is no such thing as high quality ingredients in a pursuit as subjective as perfume. There are only different degrees to which people like the smell of a particular perfume. If it smells good,...
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    Re: The smell of a cigar humidor

    Costume National Homme
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

    Vintage Tabarome
    Sables
    Polo
    Kouros
    Opium ph EdP
    Aventus
    Tobacco Vanille
    Kyoto
    Penhaligon's Castile
    Villoresi Uomo
  42. Thread: Sables..

    by JonB
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    Re: Sables..

    Sables and Ambre Fetiche are the only AG scents that appeal to me.
  43. Re: My niece's christening is today. Aventus or Royal Oud?

    Aventus
  44. Re: had serious health probs this year and have lost my creative flow.. help!!!

    You will make it all the way back, it just will take time. I had an aunt that had the same issue. She was quite ill, but did recover completely. Order a bunch of decants, and sniff away while you...
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    Re: Anything similar to L'occitane Cade?

    I will have to find the Boss and give it a sniff. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Anything similar to L'occitane Cade?

    Now that L'occitane Cade is discontinued, is there another dry, refreshing Juniper fragrance out there? Something simple, and hopefully not too expensive.
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    Re: Entering Patchouli; Absolutely must try!!

    Straight patchouli oil.
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    Re: Pheromone product plus helmut Lang edt

    If human pheromones existed, there would be concrete scientific proof published. I would be happy to eat my words if you show me something published by a well known scientific journal.
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    Re: Pheromone product plus helmut Lang edt

    No such thing as a human pheromone. It's in your mind.
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    Re: Woody base recipes

    What might help is to do experimentation with single ingredients first just to see how much you can dilute them, and how they smell at different strengths. For instance, try working with your tobacco...
  51. Re: Is there any point in buying citrus essential oils?

    Yes, you will definitely want some of the shorter aldehydes if you want refreshing citrus notes; without them, the citrus smell can be very unimpressive. The C9 and C10 aldehydes can work wonders....
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    Re: Perfumers apprentice accords

    Do you ordinarily make dilutions of your oils and let them age before using them in your perfumes?
  53. Thread: Coconut

    by JonB
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    Re: Coconut

    Yes, I think this may be true. And it seems that most lactones smell of coconut. This is a very easy aroma to make. And the good thing is that these accords are likely to have great longevity due to...
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    Re: Recommendations for digital scale

    There have been several threads in the last year.
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    Re: What type of fragrance layers with kouros

    Clive Christian X, or Patou pour Homme
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    Re: Best Earthy Fragrances

    Patchouli oil
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    Re: Should I give Aventus another chance?

    No. Please keep the demand low for this stuff.
  58. Thread: Cigar Fragrance

    by JonB
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    Re: Cigar Fragrance

    Costume National Homme
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    Re: Recommendations for digital scale

    Have you tried searching for similar threads. This is a common topic on this board.
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    Re: Molecule 01 strikes again

    ISO E Super in it's pure form is a very nice smell.
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    Re: Which is the best Woodsy Fragrance..?

    Gucci Ph 1 or CdG Kyoto.
  62. Poll: Re: Which one? Le Labo Rose 31, Creed Aventus, or something else?

    All I smell in Rose 31 is cedar. I can't see the price for what smells like simple cedar to me.
  63. Re: Chromatograph services vs.. Buying own Chromatograph

    FYI, the amount of perfume that would be required for GC analysis would be quite small. It certainly should not be more than a ml or two.
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    Re: Molecule 01 : is it THAT simple ?

    Yes it is that simple. I would make it 15% though. It doesn't need much aging time either. And make sure you use 190 proof alcohol, and not something like vodka.
  65. Re: Chromatograph services vs.. Buying own Chromatograph

    Unless you are already an experienced analytical chemist, you are fooling yourself that you might get useable results from a GC yourself. There is much to know just to set up and maintain a gas...
  66. Re: My comprehensive, non-biased Patou Pour Homme review FROM MY NOSE

    I like Pour Homme, just not nearly as much as Prive though.
  67. Re: Atelier fragrances. Fresh longlasting projection beasts. Your thoughts?

    I also thought they were OK, but I probably won't buy any.
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    Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi to sample?

    Theperfumeshoppe.com
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    Re: What is the closest to Vintage Tabarome?

    Nothing I've found is similar to VT.
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    Poll: Re: Most voted-best sellers

    If the measure is which one's would I buy again, I would probably only choose Terre d'Hermes. I tire of fragrances usually within the first bottle.
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    Re: what do you think about paco rabanne pour homme?

    Love the opening, but the drydown gets harsh to my nose.
  72. Poll: Re: The ultimate elegant mature fragrance Habit Rouge x Bois du Portugal

    I am not a big fan of either, but if I had to choose, it would be Habit Rouge.
  73. Re: Blind buy 1. Pure malt. 2. Serge lutens FuMerie turque vs. Chergui?

    These are all pretty heavy fragrances coming into the warmer spring weather. If any, I guess I would choose Chergui. Definitely not Pure Malt (unless you like smelling like peat moss).
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Jean Marie Farina
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 9th, 2011

    Jean Marie Farina
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    Re: What’s the olfactory equivalent of happiness?

    Right on. Traditional Eau de Colognes fit this definition for me. To your list I will add Penhaligon's Castile. Villoresi Uomo, Jean Marie Farina etc., etc.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 8th, 2011

    Jean Marie Farina
  78. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    Cool and icy= Green Water
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    Re: GIT: dominant ingredient

    The aromachemical dihydromyrcenol.
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    Re: Creed's Green Irish Tweed: marks out of 10

    I give it a 2
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    Re: Creed's Aventus: marks out of 10

    9 for me
  82. Re: How soon do you decide to acquire a second bottle for back-up?

    No backups. Buy when your first bottle is running out.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia vs Dior Eau Sauvage

    Longevity is about equal. As far as the fragrance, the AdP is far superior IMO.
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    You are right, bicyclo doesn't smell exactly like coumarin, but be careful once again the concentration you use. Bicyclo lasts a long long time compared to courmarin in my experience. Other than...
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    I find leaf alcohol to work great with floral and citrus components. These combinations somehow seem more "refreshing" with the additional green note. And you are right, this is a pretty strong...
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    Re: Help with selecting aromachemicals please.

    C12 at 1% should be OK. It all depends on the size of the blends you do. I do blends in drops. My typical test blend is either 50 or 100 drops (using diluted ingredients). Using the aldehydes at 1% I...
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    Re: Best fragrance house to build a collection from

    For me, one of these three:

    Penhaligon's
    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Acqua di Parma
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    Re: Fragrances that last TOO long.

    Only two fragrances get cloying to me (and I can't wait for them to go away): M7 and CdG Sequoia. I love the smell of both, but they are truly the definition of cloying for me.
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    Re: My new Serge Lutens

    SL makes some really interesting scents. Certainly no focus group scents in his line. Enjoy.
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    Re: Opinions on Millesime Imperial

    Tam Dao is better.
  91. Re: I suppose it's generally accepted that the sexiest fragrance is

    Why do you look for absolutes in a pursuit that is 100% subjective. There is no such thing as the "best", the "sexiest", the most "anything" in perfumery. It's something you must decide for yourself,...
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    Re: FINALLY tried Musc Ravageur..

    MR is OK, but I don't see it as a holy grail; not at all. As far as I can tell, it's mostly BN hype.
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    + 2
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 1st, 2011

    Colonia Essenza
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    Re: Not layering, not mixing, listen up..

    Try this with one of the frags that has a large amount of ISO E Super; you can get some interesting effects.
  96. Thread: Black Aoud

    by JonB
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    Re: Black Aoud

    I never understood the dark and brooding descriptors regarding Black Aoud. A rose that announces itself from across the room just doesn't seem to fit. A nice fragrance to be sure, but I find it...
  97. Re: Placed My First Order at The Perfumed Court Today

    Has TPC gotten better 1.5 ml atomizers? The old ones allowed much too rapid evaporation.
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    Re: Bet this has never been asked before...

    Aventus would be my choice too. The OP doesn't own it unfortunately.
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    Poll: Re: Which note do you not like in a fragrance?

    Galbanum I can agree with, but green notes in general? No lover of Creed OV or the like? I guess there is no such thing as a universally liked note.
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    Re: what should i try from acqua di parma?

    Many great AdP fragrances. If I had to choose a favorite, Assoluta. Least favorite, Intensa (nothing like the other Colonia series).
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