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  1. Thread: Seattle, Wa

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    Re: Seattle, Wa

    I like Christian very much. He was very helpful. He is still there at Barney's in Downtown Seattle.

    I haven't had a chance to shop in Bellevue. The traffic there put me off. It's easy to get...
  2. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I'm glad you posted this, purplebird, because I was wondering why I couldn't find Profumo's old group notes. It wasn't until Andrew_B emailed me and let me know that Grant switched back to the old...
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    Re: Red bottles

    I do too.

    http://www.byuwek.net/progress-album/dior-hypnotic-poison-s.jpg
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Got a ton of replies! I'll try to ship out this weekend. Everyone who messaged me, please send me your snail mail addy. I sure hope you're in the North American continent, but if not, that's okay...
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    Re: SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    Dior Hypnotic Poison, cuz I can.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Edit: Oh man! That was quick! Now if only people would respond to my craigslist "free furniture" ads as fast as they do my perfume ones!!!

    My old offer is below. People have responded in...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I like purple. Purple likes me.
    I don't know why I try to deny it.
    When I put it on, it feels like home.
    Guerlain Kiss Kiss Exalt Lilas again.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Dior Addict Stiletto. Very orange red. Feel like I could grab a barrel and distract bulls in this color. Add big red ball for a nose and some floppy shoes. What was I thinking!?!?
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    Re: SOTD—Friday, May 10, 2013

    Hey! Fortune favors the prepared! :D

    I wish I could say I'm in sync, but I am wearing Wylde Ivy's Green Grass today. It doesn't smell like grass. No. It smells like flowers. Spring flowers. ...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Embracing the purple again with Guerlain Kiss Kiss Exalt Lilas. I like the satin sheen.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I looked up fourreau and supposedly, it means scabbard. Is that so? What a strange name for a lipstick. But really, when I put it on, my first thought was that I looked like I'd eaten some medium...
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    I just love this. It makes it easier to let go of things, knowing I have to exhale. Even smelling perfumes. The whole act of smelling involves both breathing in and out. Ooo... Sorry, I'm getting...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, May 7

    Nasomatto Hindu Grass. I can't remember who gifted this to me. But THANK YOU! :D
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Embracing the purple again today. Dior Addict 971 Fourreau. This is REALLY dark. More for evening really.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    That's lovely, Evangeline. I'm wearing Clinique Different Grape today. I found it in my big stash of "Make Up I Never Use." I don't know why. Purple likes me. I need to learn to not fear the...
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    Oh my god, I so need to re-read this thread right now.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Aw, well, shucks. I probably wouldn't like it then. I am so vanilla. But, in another thread, people tell me it's not supposed to have vanilla, so then why would I smell vanilla in it? If that's...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Isn't that always how it is?

    Today I am on my last tube of Guerlain's Kiss Kiss Rose Entetant. After this tube is gone (because it is discontinued), I will be a Kiss Kiss Rose Malicieux girl.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Any vanilla?
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I found a suitable replacement for my discontinued Guerlain Kiss Kiss Rose Ententant. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Rose Malicieux last week. It's a little darker and has a little more orange, but it has the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th March 2013

    Happy birthday, jujy! Vintage Joy! That should be a bumper sticker: "I have vintage Joy!"

    Robin-in-FL, 19 years is ... wow!! :)

    I'm wearing Oud Cuir d'Arabie EDP by Montale which was a...
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    Re: No such thing as "Christian Dior"

    Perhaps it was the cocoa I'm interpreting as vanilla. Now I'm wanting to get a hold of some just so I can tear it to pieces. Dior Homme, Dior Homme Intense. Vintage. Definitely gonna hafta wait...
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    Re: No such thing as "Christian Dior"

    Well, I'll be honest. I was kinda hopin he was a Basenoter, and I could smoke him out. And now to make sure this thread devolves into a Creed thread, I will say this: It did not smell like Vanisia.
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    Re: No such thing as "Christian Dior"

    I am pretty sure it wasn't Hypnotic Poison, cuz I have two bottles of it. I don't think Hypnotic Poison is all that old either. :( Can you call something that is <25 yrs. old "vintage"? I guess you...
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    Re: No such thing as "Christian Dior"

    I thought Dior Homme was supposed to smell like flowers or lipstick. But then the vanilla would explain why Le Grand Duc likes it. Thanks, Dave!
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    No such thing as "Christian Dior"

    Aw crap. I hate it when I smell something yummy and can't find it again. I went to the Natural History Museum in L.A. this week with the kiddo cuz he wanted to see the dinosaurs (been watching a LOT...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    I admit I've been guilty of this, as recently as today. I do try not to do it too often....

    I second the not doing make up in the subway. Or in public in general. In addition to being dangerous,...
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    Re: The best basenotes reviewers ever!

    That is an awesome analogy.

    But that said, I sometimes wish I lived next door to Foetidus, and could smell his already-sampled stuff.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    My favorite Guerlain Kiss Kiss Rose Ententant was discontinued. But the nice lady at Ulta helped me find something similar. Lancome Sheer Mousse is similar, but it doesn't have the staying power of...
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    Re: Does Rive Gauche Actually Smell Like Barbasol?

    I don't think Barbasol smells like Rive Gauche Pour Homme, but my dryer sure smells good right now. :D

    When y'all say it smells like RGPH, do you mean back before they took all the alcohol out of...
  31. Thread: San Diego

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    Re: San Diego

    OO! Thanks for that info, cazaubon. Do they sell samples, or bottles only? Cuz I am positive I cannot afford a bottle.
  32. Thread: Lubbock, TX

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    Re: Lubbock, TX

    Stopped by Ulta today. They have Givenchy Dahlia Noir. And I didn't know Coach is making fragrances.

    Just a note, I really like the staff at Ulta. Everyone is always super helpful. And...
  33. Re: Which fragrance is closest match to champagne smell?

    I've really got to crack open the bubbly and compare, cuz I don't understand the aldehyde = champagne reference. Vraie Blond smells like Must de Cartier (citrus, amber, musk) + Macassar to me. And...
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    Re: you girls were right

    Hee! Yeah, funny how smells really can throw you. I've spent too much time on these forums, and now even looking at the name of a fragrance can trigger a long dead memory.
  35. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    This is me, as well. And it is one of the reasons I thought I just didn't like perfume. I was just trying the wrong ones. I've sampled a ton of scents *marketed* for men, but the only ones I've...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th January 2013

    Yum!

    Today, I feel blessed to sample Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist Pearl Essence. Thank you, fume fairy.

    Dunno what's up with the air in the world. But I wish it would straighten out soon. ...
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    Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    That was me 3 years ago.



    This is me 12 months from now.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 8th January 2013

    White Sea by Micallef
    (Thanks, socalwoman! :) It arrived yesterday!)

    My goodness. This one is definitely different. It reminds me so much of Creed's Love in Black. that nuttiness. It must be...
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    Re: The first female fragrance from Bruce Willis

    Has anyone tried it? I haven't seen it in stores at all. Of course, I haven't really been shopping the last 10 months.
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 28th Dec., 2012

    La Via del Profumo's Rose des Bois today, after a *VERY* VERY long while of not wearing it.

    It's three years old, and I suspect some of the top notes are gone, but I still like it very much! ...
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    Re: Amouage Opus series

    According to the website (http://www.amouage.com/opus/), the Opus series is supposed to "transcend gender." Should you post on the Female Fragrance Discussion section too? :)
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    Re: Amouage "Factory" in Seeb, Oman

    Well, Kevin, ask and you shall receive.

    I saw this article today Amouage’s new Factory and Visitors’ Centre opens. Why do they call it a "factory"? The word has different connotations, I...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Anucci EdT today. :) I just love the little *POP!* it makes when I take off the cap. It makes me laugh every time!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 4 December 2012

    I'm lovin those flower pictures. I miss my violets from my old house greatly. Most wildflowers where I currently live tend to be yellow. A favorite exception of mine is the purple Tahoka Daisy. If...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 2nd December 2012

    SotE: Montana parfum d'homme red box not blue or green box. :)

    Happy birthday, Mimi! I hope you got to spend it with loved ones who brought you yummy things! And Happy Anniversary, Red_Hot_Mama!...
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    Re: Rive Gauche PH in Toronto?

    A Wal-Mart had Rive Gauche PH???? Wow!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 29th November 2012

    Hugs to you, ineespenes! :(

    Well, the English Fern went well! So, I couldn't help but notice Evangeline pulled out Halston Couture a few days ago. So..... today I did the same. Wow! It's...
  48. I'm such a lemming. I admit it. Cuz you said...

    I'm such a lemming. I admit it. Cuz you said "fondue," Schilling, I now have to sample it.
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    Re: SOTD; Monday 26th November 2012

    Ah! I see I stopped in at a good time! Happy Birthday, Mike! :D :beer:

    I am scented by English Fern today, after a long hiatus. Previous experience shows that my fragrance preferences don't...
  50. Re: My Wife just broke her deceased moms perfume bottle..

    Oh, short_bob! What a wonderful end to the story! I love happy endings, and I'm glad the people at Fashion Valley were able to help you. Seriously, what an awesome nose that woman has! Bless her...
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    Re: Email backlog issues

    Thanks, Grant. I didn't get inundated with updates, as I think I'm only subscribed to two threads. But it does seem to be working for me again, and that's nice! :D

    EDIT: Oh, and I am getting...
  52. Re: My Wife just broke her deceased moms perfume bottle..

    Good luck, Bob. I guess the idea of a "Blind Sniff" by Basenoters fell through, huh? Well, no matter! There are a TON of perfume shops in San Diego.

    There's even a thread about perfume shop...
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    Re: Email Notifications?

    Mm. Thanks, MonkeyBars. I also saw your post about how to check mail options at
    http://www.basenotes.net/profile.php?do=editoptions

    So I checked that too.
  54. Re: My Wife just broke her deceased moms perfume bottle..

    Oh, my! I just saw this! Did anyone identify it yet?
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    Re: Amouage "Factory" in Seeb, Oman

    Thank you for that link, mr. reasonable. Wonderful posts on that website....



    Well, I was kinda lookin' up the temperatures there, and one website said it was currently around 122 degrees...
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    Amouage "Factory" in Seeb, Oman

    I've been looking into vacationing in Oman, and I couldn't help but notice that the Amouage "factory" as they call it, is in Seeb. Has anyone from Basenotes been there? Do they give tours?
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Haunani, I am in the throes of morning sickness again. I don't know if I'll be able to co-host in May!
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    Sticky: Re: City Guides: Read Me First.

    Ah, Grant, there are definitely more cities covered now than when you wrote this sticky in 2006, and San Diego has three threads if one does a search. This is still a highly useful section though!!!
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    You check Basenotes before visiting any major city, to get a heads up on perfume shopping locations to Google map.
  60. Thread: San Diego

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    Re: San Diego

    Ahh, San Diego, how I love thee!

    We took the hotel shuttle to the airport, then caught the 992 city bus from Terminal 2 to the Maritime Museum. Then walked over to the Midway where we spent the...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Okay, today I discovered a serious drawback with this eyeliner. It is not waterproof. I am just glad I found that out *before* the funeral.

    It, however, would work well as a dramatic eyeliner,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    That is a gorgeous picture, Larimar!

    Today, I'm on La Via del Profumo's Oud Caravan No. 3. It's like No. 1 and No. 2, but with the bass turned down and the treble turned up. I like it. I wonder...
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    Re: SotD: Monday 27th Feb., 2012

    I've been so busy these last two months. It's been RSV and flu season in my neck of the planet. And so I was so shocked to see a package in my mailbox last Friday. It was from Dominique Dubrana,...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Oh my!!! I just bought some Benefit Magic Ink Jet-Black liquid eyeliner today. WOW! I always thought, with my epicanthic eyelines, I couldn't use liquid eyeliner! This stuff is fantastic!!! It...
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    Re: Twilight Woods for Men

    It's been added as of February 2012.

    Here's a link. Twilight Woods for Men

    One can now request fragrances be added at this site:

    A New Way to Add [Fragrances]

    'Takes a day or two. Not...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Heh! :D



    I must try that sometime!

    I wish I had more time to catch up on this thread! It makes me wonder, Haunani, how we're gonna do the May Sniff!!! I hope I'm not as busy that month!
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    Re: Twilight Woods For Men by Bath & Bodyworks

    I agree. Definitely woody. But then dries down to a generic albeit pleasant smell. Something in it, similar to John Varvatos, original, but different. I wish I knew what that was.
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    Re: Penhaligon bottles, take a lickin'

    Ah, yes! It's Mexican tile, not Spanish tile. I never did seal it, like you told me to. So, I suppose the scent will seep into the clay and be there evermore!
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    Re: Can a woman wear Joop! Homme?

    Funny that you ask that. My aunt wears Joop Homme, and apparently has, ever since Brut was reformulated.
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    Re: Penhaligon bottles, take a lickin'

    Well, actually, I was the one who foisted the English Fern on him. He's more into the Art of Shaving, and he misses his bottle of Lemon-whatsis-ever-name. He says it's the only thing that doesn't...
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    Penhaligon bottles, take a lickin'

    I accidentally knocked my husband's bottle of English Fern aftershave onto the floor, and was dismayed to find half of it spilled out on the floor, but pleasantly surprised to not find shattered...
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    Re: why are so many fragrance enthusiasts so sexual

    Why are so many fragrance enthusiasts so sexual? Maybe because our passions (perfume, love, sex) all activate our ventral tegmental area which is closely tied to the limbic system.

    ...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Hi, Warum,
    I know I won't be able to sniff in March. My work schedule is erratic, and I get called in at random, leaving me no real time to sniff and post with regularity. May and June will be my...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Hee! I love that, Twolf. I actually did that with three Mona di Orio samples I got a few months back. I TOTALLY guessed wrong on two of them. Some day I'll post the results of that little...
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    Re: Slips -- a thing of the past?

    I agree, Primrose. That's why all my undies come in solid colors.
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Yep, I noticed you did that with Sample B and musk. You have an awesome nose, kalli. :) Trust yourself.
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    Re: Eny love for Must de Cartier?

    Have you sampled it yet, Bigsly? :) I too prefer the women's version to the men's version. And that's unusual for me.

    I've heard many people think Must de Cartier (for women) smells like...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I do. May is probably the best month for me to help with one. June being second.
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Ah, I posted before I saw your post, darkdreams. Vetiver??? I know I'm stereotyping here, but does it smell as if it's marketed to men, sniffers?
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    I guessed yesterday, and darkdreams informed me I was wrong. If it weren't for the muguet, I'd say this is something I actually might like! :)



    I remember recently someone getting all on my...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh, Haunani! I've actually never hosted before, and Warum suggested it might be wise to co-host before hosting. So, Warum, if Haunani is agreeable, maybe you could scoot me over to the May side? ...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Fascinating! I did not know that about tolu balsam.

    Myrrh Ardente smells like Salonpas to me. Now I know why.

    Root beer! My mom hates it. I love it. I burned out on Barq's though, kalli,...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    And I signed up to host in April.

    So, that means

    January host: Warum, darkdreams
    Sniffers: kalli, OVincze, bookhouseshell
    Currently in progress

    February host: Warum
    February sniffers: ...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Yeah, I noticed that when I participated in the Blind Sniff. I dunno if that's because Basenotes gets more hits during Blind Sniffs and so it slows down terribly! 'S one of the reasons it might be...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Wow, this totally confuses me. Hypnotic Poison versus Midnight Poison. Crikey! Two more dissimilar perfumes I cannot imagine. Hypnotic Poison, to my nose, is to Midnight Poison as Stanford...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Is it viscous like an oil?
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Warum just shot me a message, and yes, I'd love to host a sniff. She mentioned February? Ack! A bit soon!
    In any case, I suppose I should hide my wardrobe, yes?
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Spectator here. :)

    Can we ask the sniffers questions?
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    Re: Dealing with Discontinuation

    I cry.

    No seriously. I do!

    But then, I pick myself up off the floor, use the tears to wipe up the dust bunnies, and spray something else on.

    I used to really bemoan the discontinuation of...
  90. Re: Reformulation Paranoia: Is Anucci (1989) still the same ?

    I guess that answers my question! Thanks for posting, Bigsly! :) Now if only someone who has some "vintage" Anucci would send you a sample!

    (Can something be considered "vintage" if it's only <...
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    Re: New study contradicts Luca Turin's theory?

    That subject fascinates me at the moment. How the brain can categorize.

    Currently Aiona Jr. can see a picture of a tiger, and without my ever having said anything about felines, he points to it...
  92. Thread: fake or natural!

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    Re: fake or natural!

    How can you tell? My cousins regularly get their hair done, and I had always noticed their long hair in the profusion of pictures they post, but had no idea that they had extensions until they...
  93. Re: Are Modern Perfumers Concerned with Longevity or Sillage? What's the Industry Saying?

    Well, perhaps if one were trekking and wanted to pack light. :) And didn't plan to forge any streams.
  94. Re: Do any of you ever actually notice other people wearing fragrance in public?

    I'm also in the Lone Star State, but I *do* notice people wearing scent. A lady who comes by work wears Fendi. There's a section of our business that always smells of one of Britney Spears'...
  95. Re: Reformulation Paranoia: Is Anucci (1989) still the same ?

    I ended up buying some oak moss from La Via del Profumo last month, and gave it a test this week. Wow! It's such an awesome note. It changes. Up close and concentrated it's pretty nasty, but the...
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    La Via del Profumo calligraphies

    So, I ordered some single note essential oils from Profumo last month or so, and it arrived in a beautiful box with some of his calligraphy work on it. I have no idea what it means. Has anyone else...
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    Re: Best of Basenotes

    Spikenard smells like... Feet?

    Serious decision time!
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    I forgot to include Michael Symon. . . . I drool over his cooking, too.
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    Re: Justin Bieber at Le Labo

    I wish I could have stopped by Le Labo last time I was in Los Angeles. :( I barely had time to stop by and see a Basenotes member. And Lucky Scent closed 5 minutes before I finally reached Sunset...
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    Re: Small, Independent Perfumers to try?

    Earlier in 2011, someone posted something about Wylde Ivy scents. And that prompted me to try 3 of them. Teak, Green Grass, and Alas Sunflower! She sent a freebie in there as well -- Bronzed. I...
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