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  1. Thread: Cinnamylal

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cinnamylal

    Looks to me like
    Cinnamaldehyde cas# 104-55-2
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    Re: Pushing up Basil abs.

    I'd check the gcms of basil on EOUDB and pick the components that I want to emphasize most and use those individual chems, then just finish with trace amounts of the absolute to give it "life"
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    Re: Question about Sandaxol

    Initially the stuff can come off strong and a bit musky if smelled neat. But in a formula it gives good sandalwood effects.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    I should've also mentioned jasmine sambac. That's the quintessential jasmine fragrance that resonates with Thai folks. They make wreaths out of it, they use it in the temples, flavor desserts with it...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    The only time I find the odor of durian disagreeable is when it's over-ripe and/or has been refigerated; it becomes sulfuric like old garlic which many of us westerners, unfortunately, first...
  6. Thread: isophorone

    by Manuel
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    Re: isophorone

    I can really us some! Someone PM me???
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    When I was last there (my wife's family is from the deep south) the air was always filled with the fragrance of ch-om (vegetable from the acacia family), "sator" beans (สะตอ), longkong and salaa...
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    Re: Fixateur 505/Grisambrol...

    Ah yes, Riverside. About a half hour out when traffic is good; and it usually isn't :-)

    @ DrS
    I've been substituting diluted Ambergris T Oliffac and traces of Grisalva. Although I can get a ton...
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    Re: Fixateur 505/Grisambrol...

    Haven't found any US sources. Only from Perfumers World in Thailand, and it's a bit pricey; like $2 something per ml.
    I only have an ounce myself and have been in search of a good substitute...
  10. Re: What note is ruining these fragrances for me? M7 Oud Absolu, Volutes, Marron Chic, Opus IV

    I pick it up in both Neroli Sauvage and Cuir de Russie by Creed. But honestly, I mostly centered on that particular aldehyde because of the correlation with cilantro.

    Between M7 Oud Absolu and...
  11. Re: What note is ruining these fragrances for me? M7 Oud Absolu, Volutes, Marron Chic, Opus IV

    It sounds like you may be sensitive to certain aldehydes (possibly c-10).
    I'm curious: do you find certain foods unbearably strong -like cilantro?
  12. Thread: what is it?

    by Manuel
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    Re: what is it?

    Sounds a lot like a combo of (mostly synthetic) oakmoss and clary sage.
    Your description sounds pretty dead-on, I smell that note in many fags
  13. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    Indeed they're a different ballgame since aroma chemicals tend to make up the majority of oud in alcohol-based frags for very practical reasons: the prohibitive cost coupled with inconsistecies...
  14. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    Your best bet is to just be a big-shot and throw down the bucks at AgarAura or Oriscent and buy a few samples. It'll be your best reference.
    I'm not saying you need to be an oud purist, but once...
  15. Re: Trimming the FAT - Creed CdR, Amouage Homage & Gold, Oriscent

    Update
  16. Re: Trimming the FAT - Windsor, Amouage, Heeley, Oriscent

    Pretty sweet update!
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    I can only detect muscone and some musk ketone, I woundn't be able to guess the remainder. But, as Chris Bartlett confirmed above, the individual chemicals don't give the full effect.
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    :D:D:D

    Ha! Yes, I've heard of similar stories too. I've even heard of large animals reacting to conventional perfumes as well.
    I have actually worn the musk lure mixed with a small amount of...
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    The aroma chemicals you mention replicate certain key "musky" aspects of the overall fragrance, however on their own they don't smell of musk grain. Perfumer's Apprentice has a "Musk Deer Blend...
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    I've always been a fan of Irish Spring, but lately I've fallen for Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel. It smells a lot like Coty Musk for Men with a bit of a medicinal/minty finish
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    Re: Horses, leather, stables

    OMG! Saripatates, Ocean Rain sounds fantastic. Very worthy of a blind buy!
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    Re: A cozy night by the fireplace

    I've been becoming infatuated with MKK, Givenchy Gentleman and Ungaro II these past few days.

    Oh, and a cat really does complete the comfort of a fireplace!...
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    Re: Horses, leather, stables

    I just received this in the mail today:
    11571
    The decription from Etsy.com reads:

    "Horse is a blend of natural essences inspired by scent memories of mid-summer horseback riding in the open...
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    Re: Rose 31 = vagina?

    Are you sure you weren't just thinking of cedar, or perhaps a cedar tree with a hole bored into the trunk???
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    Re: Sorcerers Apprentice oils UK

    The 'Ruthvah' will be their interpretation of that particular fragrance. Nu Essence has a version of 'Ruthvah' which is actually quite good, albeit synthetic as can be expected from the industry. Nu...
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    Re: Best Musc scent?

    +1 for Muscs Koublai Khan
    Old Spice Musk
    Abdul Samad Al Qurashi - Misk Gazelli Black
    Agascents Bazaar - Nepalese Kasthuri Ultimate
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    Re: NICHE MACHO FRAGANCES 2000-2011 periode?

    I really REALLY wish Faberge's Macho Musk Oil was still available! How can you beat that for machoness?!

    http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv53/cross868/macho.jpg
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan -- Smokiness?

    MKK has a large dose of cumin. I've heard many people refer to a smokiness and earthiness in this spice when used in food. Perhaps this could be it???
  29. Re: Did I sample Burberry for Men or Muscs Koublai Khan?

    I still have yet to try this frag but according to what you say about a civet-like drydown reminiscent of MKK my interest is piqued!
    I wonder, according to the fragrance notes provided by...
  30. Re: Recommendation Needed: It's 5AM and just rained in a quite forest.

    CdG Sequoia may hit the spot.
    Profumum Thundra (perhaps layered with a wee dab of Pino Silvestre)
    Zino has always reminded me of a damp, loamy forest floor.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Ben Sherman by Ben Sherman

    Being a former mod/skinhead with a closet FULL of Ben Sherman shirts and suits (and plenty of Fred Perry of course:D) I still have no desire to try this fragrance.
    I've noticed in the past 7-8...
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    Re: Mohtale Kabul Aoud

    Indeed. Ive noticed in my own masjid here that Afghani, Central Asian and Pakastani brothers don't care for the stuff at all. Whereas the Saudis and Gulf Arabs readily stretch out their arms for a...
  33. Re: Ack! Can't stand husband's Irish Spring! Help me find a solution?

    I remember some Irish Spring discussion awhile back. Two suggested frags similar to Irish Spring were Sung Homme and Paul Smith Story. I found them both quite similar however Sung Homme must be used...
  34. Trimming the FAT - Temporarily unavailable till June

    Hi,
    I'm currently unavailable until June, at which time I will re-post my sales items.

    See you in the summertime!
    Thanks for visiting.
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    Re: Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs

    Classic!

    However I must admit that I'm eagar to test this frag out -as long as black pepper (and iso e super) remain the focal point.

    I don't see how any more emphasis can be placed on the...
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    Re: Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs

    Forgive me! The name of this frag alone just brings out the inner devious schoolyard child in me...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2LP6U_ZAdM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  37. Re: Patchouli lovers....need help finding a replacement for....

    There is a fragrance oil called "Sweet Patchouli" by Sun's Eye that may do the trick for you. It can be easily found on Amazon.
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    Re: Czech & Speake Cuba

    Indeed. Bay rum is totally the focal point which makes C&S Cuba such a neat composition, as well as Aramis Havana. I have a bottle of Meehan's Bay Rhum that gets very little use because there are...
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    Re: Czech & Speake Cuba

    This inspires me to try a layering experiment: 1 spritz of C&S Cuba with a tiny partial spritz of Pure Havane. I just enjoyed me a Bolivar Habano a little while ago...nothing seems to quite come...
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    Re: Flankers that surpass the original

    Polo Double Black>Polo Black>Polo
  41. Re: a lime cologne wearable by women - suggestions?

    OMG! This looked so good, I just bought it blind!
  42. Re: a lime cologne wearable by women - suggestions?

    Versace Baby Blue Jeans has a pleasant zingy lime opening on a light powdery vanillic base.
  43. Thread: Mustard scents?

    by Manuel
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    Re: Mustard scents?

    You may find just what you are looking for with 273 for Men by Fred Hayman. It's pretty much a lavender-forward fragrance, however there is a slightly dischordant interplay between some soft florals...
  44. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    Around here, the under-30s with whom it seems prominent are cholos/gangsters. It's most likely by default: the bottle is both recognizable and easy to steal. Azzaro Chrome follows.
  45. Re: Does anyone perceive a leather note in Creed Aventus?

    Cuir de Lancome and Cuir Ottoman are very lovely soft, glove-like leather frags. They both utilize birch tar, but not to such an extent that they are smokey such as Kolnisch Juchten or Creed's Cuir...
  46. Re: Armani Attitude,Armani Diamonds or Givenchi Very Irresistible for men

    Yes, definitely Attitude. The lemon and coffee accords are played out well, and I like the iso e super laden cedar base.
    I do like Very Irresistable as well -the coffee note is 'creamier' and more...
  47. Re: Middle Eastern fragrances attars/perfume oils etc. ?

    Agaraura and Oriscent are excellent sources for pure oud oils. Amongst the Arabian perfume houses your best starting point would be with Arabian Oud and Abdul Samad Al Qurashi. You will also find...
  48. Re: Does anyone perceive a leather note in Creed Aventus?

    The smokey birch tar is suggestive of leather to my nose
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    Poll: Re: A&F Fierce vs. Hollister SoCal

    I'm gonna put in a vote for SoCal. Fierce is great, however it doesn't strike me as too original -it actually reminds me of Joop Nightflight. Not to say SoCal is very groundbreaking either:D, but the...
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    Re: JULES VINTAGE vers. NEW JULES ? Views Please !

    The only difference I've noticed is that vintage Jules has a tad stronger civet note and the indolic jasmine is more persistent. Although, this may be due to the age of the juice -more of the top...
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    Re: Best coffee scent?

    In the realm of designer frags I've found pleasing results with Armani Attitude and Attitude Extreme. The former has a pleasant lemon opening -sorta like someone cutting into a lemon while in a...
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    Re: Pure Havane -- a Summary Review

    Great impressions so far! My package still has yet to arrive :-(
    I'm interested to know what fragrance chems are listed in the ingredients -especially coumarin. Is there any listed?
  53. Re: Synthetic Ingredients and potential health concerns (Yes, even you Creed).

    I love synthetics in frags. When used on good balance with natural essential oils they can lend so much depth and nuance to the composition. There are worse things out there to worry about dying...
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    Re: Resinous Aphrodisiac from Ancient Rome

    It's most likely asafoetida (laser, silphium). It was quite expensive in that time and was popular in Roman cookery. (Check out writings from Apicius).
    Beside lending an 'exotic' flavor to foods it...
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    Re: Perry Ellis Night ? Any info???

    Yet another under-the-radar release...
    I've searched in vain for this frag! The folks at Macy's look at me like I'm making up stories, although it is on their website (listed as a women's...
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    Re: Duc de Vervins vs. Fougere Royale

    Indeed. The oakmoss note in DdV has much more of a "wet" quality to it which keeps the coniferous notes and the heavier patchouli base in line.
    Duc de Vervins is better suited for conquering the...
  57. Re: Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque: compare with Cuir de Lancome and Cuir Ottoman

    Yikes! This is bad news indeed!
    I didn't mention above that the Cuir Mauresque I own is in the bell jar. I hope they don't try tinkering around with the formula if they ever decide to export...
  58. Re: Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque: compare with Cuir de Lancome and Cuir Ottoman

    Cuir Ottoman and Cuir de Lancome are almost akin to one another. I find both to be buttery soft, ambery leathers with birch tar playing a (satisfyingly) prominent role. Their main differences are...
  59. Re: Looking for a sweet coffee and/or a Bulgarian Rose fragrance

    How about something featuring rose and coffee?
    That would be an interesting combo...
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    Re: since it's clear we're all in love with...

    The one frag that I find to be most akin to Aventus is Polo Black
    The 'mango' note in PB smells much more like pineapple to my nose (tropical, tangy-sweet). Actually, after doing a side by side, I...
  61. Thread: Tar / Leather

    by Manuel
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    Re: Tar / Leather

    Cuir de Lancome features a lovely birch tar smokey leather note -much like that in Cuir Ottoman

    I recently got around to trying Versace Black Jeans and was quite impressed with the tarry...
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    Re: What would Mrs. Garrett wear?

    Tabu!
  63. Re: Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur by Five Star Fragrance: weaker?

    Sometimes bottles of the old EDT strength pop up on ebay. Look for a dark green box.

    Edit: Just found one here... ...
  64. Re: Patchouli.... Scents that contain it, and use it well?

    Another vote for Borneo 1834

    Michael Kors for Men has a great patchouli/tobacco combo
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    Re: Patchouli + Musk

    Old Spice Musk Cologne features a great musk/patchouli combo. It pops up from time to time on ebay.
  66. Re: Houbigant Fougère Royale: A first sniff from a tester

    I finally have my hands on a bottle (a special thanks to a very kind Basenoter who helped facilitate the process).

    From the start, expecting to be underwhelmed, I was actually quite amazed. ...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aramis Impeccable

    I think the juniper note may be used to suggest a martini to go with the idea of the "finely tailored tuxedo”.
    Not that I'm one to imbibe, but the overall concept grabs my interest. I look forward...
  68. Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    Is that the "wet paper bag" smell that constantly (and aggressively!) drifts from Hollister Co. at the mall?? The fragrance invades an entire wing of the shopping center.
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    Re: Has anyone ever used perfumes.bg?

    Yikes! That site is still up & running??
    It's a real shameful scam that they run. Is there a way more people can be warned?
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    Re: Best Mountain Scent

    When I think of mountains, I think of pine forests.
    Pino Silvestre
    Piney, herbal mossy fougere -I just figured out my SOTD for tomorrow!
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    Re: question about a BN transaction" dispute"

    Yes, absolutely. Communication is key on both parts, and just as ChickenFreak mentioned above: it's just the cost of doing business. As a seller here on Basenotes, I would find it unbecoming to put...
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    Re: Fruits in Perfumes!

    I just made a blind buy on Montale Roses Elixer, which has strawberry listed as one of the accords. Normally I avoid 'fruity' notes but I love rose frags and technically strawberries are related to...
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    Re: Curion, is it a true leather?

    ...and we mustn't forget Stetson Rich Suede as the cheaper, less-refined version of Cuiron
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    Re: Curion, is it a true leather?

    Yes, it does smell of leather. To me it is a very realistic leather accord -in a young, modern sense though...meaning I can picture a leather jacket being sold at The Gap or Urban Outfitters. It has...
  75. Thread: Cuir de russie

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cuir de russie

    In case anyone is interested in trying CDR, I tracked down a seller that is offering a 75 ml tester:...
  76. Thread: Cuir de russie

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cuir de russie

    Whittier used to be a very lively town. Lately it's become a ghost town.
    They allowed historic homes to be torn down and replaced with high density apartments. Ralph's supermarket owns a large...
  77. Thread: Cuir de russie

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cuir de russie

    I meant that I collected the bottles to put away for future decanting, in case the frag was forever discontinued; not like the greedy hoarders that try to get rich off of a bottle of Gucci Nobile, or...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Fragrances

    Try Stetson Rich Suede, it is almost identical to Cuiron.
    The main difference: SRS is built on the generic woody-amber accord found in most dime-a-dozen frags (still a great frag nonetheless)....
  79. Thread: Cuir de russie

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cuir de russie

    Mostly for archival purposes -I hardly ever wear the frag myself anymore and have tried searching out a comparable. I started gathering flacons when the supplies were drying up.

    Supposedly, Creed...
  80. Thread: Cuir de russie

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cuir de russie

    Creed CDR is sadly discontinued. It is my "holy grail" frag (I have 5 flacons stashed away!!).
    It presents a smokey, oily, birch tar laden leather note bound within a bright and sparkling...
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    Re: Fragrance and Hair

    If wearing fragrance oils, I'll run a little swipe through the beard. Throughout the day it'll rub into the collar of my shirt a bit. I seem to get better longevity out of the frag this way.
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    Re: totally strange topic in the male forum

    You're best posting your question in the Female Fragrance forum and the rest of your story in the Off Topic forum,
    because this is a definite thread killer from the get-go.
  83. Re: Nobile Royalty - Gucci Nobile speaks from the grave

    Alexander Da Costa
  84. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Yeah...the imagery was a bit disturbing. Good call TwoRoads.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Jeesh, our local Marshall's and TJ Maxx have been SO dismal since last fall :(
  86. Re: Nobile Royalty - Gucci Nobile speaks from the grave

    Testament to how "green" it smells! :)
  87. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Most likely a combination of geraniol and citronellol.

    For starters, try:
    Dunhill for Men (1934)
    Monsieur Balmain
    Creed Bois de Cedrat
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    Re: Cheap Musk Scents?

    I know what you mean. Attoor.com has no real descriptions, which drives me insane! Ayaz at Al Munawwara is very helpful. Actually Al Munawwara offers a black musk, but it's a bit medicinal compared...
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    Re: Cheap Musk Scents?

    Black musk from Attoor.com is one of the better musks that I have come across.
    Al Munawwara Perfumes offers one called "Like Kasthuri" which is quite amazing and very potent.
  90. Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Hmmm...are you sure it's legal?? :cheesy:
    Thai Magnolia (champaca) fills the air with a beautiful, unrelenting fragrance. We have an elderberry bush outside our bedroom window. When it blossoms it...
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    Re: Best Oil Attars?

    Agarscents Bazaar has some lovely mukhallats. Sharif is a genious with his compositions.
    Check out Mukhallat Saif Al Hind and Bakhoor de Nuit.
  92. Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    See: Serge Lutens. :laugh:
  93. Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    I've always been hypnotized by the fragrance of loquat blossoms in early spring.
    There are even fruitless varieties of this tree here in Southern California that blossom into the early summer.
    I...
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    Re: L'Artisan Al Oudh

    I just cannot convince myself to fork out the bread for a bottle of this when I can put it towards a 1/4 tola of real oud.
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    Re: What do you do after the fragrance arrives?

    The moment the package arrives I hide the receipt from my wife.
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    Re: The "essence of sex"?

    Muscs Koublai Khan

    Case closed
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    Re: How to Ship Creed Flacons??

    About the most you can do is make sure the stopper is pressed in tight enough and secure it, top to bottom, with rubber bands.
    I've even considered the idea of lining the stopper with teflon tape,...
  98. Thread: John Varvatos

    by Manuel
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    Re: John Varvatos

    +1 for John Varvatos here.
    It's a fantastic frag. I too had purchased it blind and I immediately purchased a backup bottle soon afterward. I see some affinity with Bigsley's recommendation of...
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    Re: Real GIT in a fake GIT bottle?

    Wow, you get one of those?? I thought tax returns were just a myth. :p
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    Re: Jacques Bogart new fragrance ARABIAN NIGHTS

    Links???
    Any links to the info on this frag?
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