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    Re: book: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

    So, release Your mind!

    - Luxury today differentiates people against each other.
    - This replicates what Luxury has been in former days. Only the already better living people (Royalties etc)...
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    Re: book: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

    Actually no, but what would an egalitarian concept of fragrance look like? I know that would be the horror for at least all CREED fanboys. But - why support chemical warfare by fragrance in a sense...
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    Re: What would Frank Zappa wear?

    Yeah, smells funny. Or CREED Royal Milliseme Imperial
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    Re: Colognes that smell like body odor.

    Safraleine (Givaudan) plus Immortelle resembles the infamous sun drenched but clean skin, while the addition of a tiny amount of aldehyde C12-Lauric plus lavender could be a hint on soap. But it...
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    Re: Why Do Women Decline Creed?

    That is no more debatable, it is not true.




    What does it mean, 'expo'? Then, when You knew history, fragrance was a) a male invention in b) male use and c) regarding European post romantic...
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    Re: Why Do Women Decline Creed?

    Noh - It's obvious that Creed gets more attention from male than female. And it is not only that the most Creed threads are started from males, but those very few started by females get by far less...
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    Why Do Women Decline Creed?

    Hy,

    Creed appears as ubiquitous in the male section as can be. Comes somebody to ask what to do here/there for this/that: at least one recommendation considering Creed. First of all that does...
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    Re: Formal aquatic?

    There are very much Creed eau and waters, that are wow. On the other hand, who cares?

    Rudnitska, known as the creator of Diors Eau Sauvage among others made an 'aquatic' fragrance that I enjoy...
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance ever made?

    I once read that a drop of a good Burgundy wine, may be Pommard, Julienas would hold as a perfume in a gentlemans blowrag.
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    First non-crap DIY

    Hi,

    On my way to new boundaries (marked by my own skills - lacking) I managed to have some success. Not have been smelled before, but, though not a chemical-factory-blast-smell-before-You-die.
    ...
  11. Re: Meeting in Brussells intended to make Europe "fragrance free"? See link.......

    As far as my understanding goes, bad English of mine hereby documented, exactly that is still an option left to the industry. But the industry doesn't take that option. Not the IRFA has to be blamed...
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    Re: Creed Royal Delight...opinions?

    An other classic with class: KNIZE Ten, obviously. While Or Black goes towards rose and the like the flourish part of Ten is more exotic but always present. I think the latter too is unisex nowadays...
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    Re: Creed Royal Delight...opinions?

    Go for MORABITO, Or BLACK (not Noir). Five stars from Turin/Sanchez and probably that kind of floral/leather that will fulfill Your desires. Basenoters give it high credits too. It can be ordered...
  14. Re: Could a man get away with wearing Chanel No 19?

    Depends - I was wearing L.T. Piver Floramye as a 'signature' scent for some weaks. Great to see people wonder what - and why.
  15. Re: Five min in the duty-free shop: what to buy?

    Davidoff Cool Water
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    Re: Creed from Parfums Raffy

    May be it's bogus. I would return the bottle, take full refund including shipping and just avoid CREED subsequently. Maybe You are not the first one to return that certain bottle, and the loss added...
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    Re: Creed from Parfums Raffy

    I NEVER had problems with leaking of QUALITY perfumes.

    But an other thought. If there is no liquid in the package, or some horrible smell of CREED in there, it is sure that the Raffies knew that...
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    Re: Your Current Top 10

    Hi, I would rather prefer true vintage stuff:

    Sisley, Eau De Campagne
    Balmain, Monsieur Balmain
    Jacques Fath, Green Water
    L.T. Piver, Floramye
    Guerlain, Jicky
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    It's very hard to find, at least as a sample: Les Senteurs, London or directly from ELDO, Paris. Unfortunately I didn't get what vetiver meant to me back then. Sweet, no smoke, no grass. I expected...
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    Today I give the said raw vetiver Himalaya (Ruh Kus) a whole day wear. Diluted to ~0.5% in C2H6O it is woody-nutty, grassy-sharp and quite radiant/diffusive with a slightest earthy or smokey...
  21. Re: Acier Aluminum: love the destination, hate the journey

    Please let me remind You this is a British site, not US. I don't dislike US as I'm not a nationalist, neither pro nor con. What comes out to be poorly veiled it an omnipresence of CREED products in...
  22. Re: Acier Aluminum: love the destination, hate the journey

    French and royalty (CREED!) is like water and boiling oil. It takes fries to survive an attempt to bring them together. In spite of being name giving to roman-tics, French people rather invent...
  23. Re: Building a sampler set for girlfriend's birthday

    Look at this press kit. On the last page some questions regarding fragrance are answered. Would the beloved regarding (2) dare to play with expectations, rules of conduct?
    ...
  24. Re: Acier Aluminum: love the destination, hate the journey

    I have to admit that CREED is said to be located at Paris, France. But I never read a French word of them. Their internet presence is located in USA, or for a minor part in GB. CREED seems to be an...
  25. Re: Building a sampler set for girlfriend's birthday

    Etat Libre D'Orange Jasmin Et Cigarette
    Gucci Rush (not "2") ;-)
    Kenzo Flower
    Balmain Jolie Madame (vintage)
    Carven Ma Griffe (vintage)
    Piguet Fracas
    Knize Ten

    All those have a certain...
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    Re: Gucci Rush (I) - what is it?

    Not exactly. May be it is the well equipped fridge, from which I regularly pick the buttermilk?! Or grass that comes to mind when I smell milk - I was raised as a country bumpkin.

    Regarding...
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    Gucci Rush (I) - what is it?

    I was lucky to sample Gucci Rush (I) today. At once I've got the smell of buttermilk, slightly rancid. But there is still something behind, something green that I should know. It has a connection to...
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    I called Mr. Reike up today. He would send to Switzerland, but costs are tremendous. Alas, the same is true with US customers - possible but costly.
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    If they had to do with France, France would have asked them to go US. It's the business case, you know. We 'old Europe' people don't accept fraudulent advertising that easy, as You do over there....
  30. Re: Acier Aluminum: love the destination, hate the journey

    Mysteries revealed:

    Acier = French for STEEL
    Aluminium = French for ALUMINIUM

    What should that mean as a name of a scentual composition?

    btw: why, as an US American company do they name...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Information !

    And You are right, the flacon is bit of kitsch. The sprayer itself has an awesome, great, solid technique, well done. But imagine the finger is not right in line with the package - it doesn't hurt....
  32. Re: Acier Aluminum: love the destination, hate the journey

    Famous and el cheapo aroma chemical AMBROXAN is said to have an metallic undertone when used to heavy. I've got a vial of that vile stuff. True! So, CREED may have found it more profitable to deploy...
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    Sorry, my question was, IF The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver IS a composition of Orris (Iris root, respectively chemically speaking IONONEs) and the steam destilled rizome of vetiver grass....
  34. Re: Can someone here please explain the economics of perfumery?

    As we know already the juice isn't the prime addend to the total cost. Forget about the amount sold with each bottle as a reasonable guideline for the price. With other customers than perfumistas the...
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    I recently read PERFUMES by Turin/Sanchez. The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver is described as a combo of Orris and Vetiver (or aroma chemical substitudes, who cares?), a quite straight forward...
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    As a vendor Mr. Reike should at least speak his two or three words of English. You could ask him via 'Kontakt' http://www.naturrohstoffe.de/kontakt.php - 'Nachricht' simply is 'message'.

    I would...
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    Re: looking for new vetiver

    The Fat Electrician is very sweet tooth, thankful to his name. If it is vetiver, I don't know. Had the OP ever metioned to buy some samples of raw vetivers to adjust the expectation what a 'vetiver'...
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    Re: Your best layering combos

    Yardley Lavender plus L.T. Piver Vetiver - it glows.
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    Re: Which Carven Vetiver to buy?

    I've got the one with the green swirl cap. After the arrival of my Himalaya Vetiver sample I can imagine how somebody might have had the idea of complementing it with mint. And citrus. On the way to...
  40. Re: I'm Sorry Iso E Super. I Didn't Really Mean It!

    aah, c'mon - the master perfumer as a guru. Seeing things You can't see. That instanciating him as Your leader. That's wrong for me. Nevertheless, I like fragrance most of which are vintage....
  41. Re: I'm Sorry Iso E Super. I Didn't Really Mean It!

    I skin tested L.T. Piver Reve D'or (released 1889!) today in Dusseldorf (home of KRAFTWERK). It mostly relies on an aroma chemical that once was pretty knew. I can't name it for the moment. It has a...
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Being as logical as me You surely have concluded how - figurative spoken - close I hang on Your words. Nice blog, thank You!
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    Re: Natural Lavender

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/247646-SOTD-on-You-Tube?p=1782246&viewfull=1#post1782246

    I have had high hopes it wouldn't get to serious.
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    Re: Natural Lavender

    If they buy the scented candle they do, objectively. Supposed they enlighten it.

    No, I don't agree in the taste case too. It's a matter of style, not taste. Take me as as dandy or not. To leave...
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    Re: Natural Lavender

    Just when I wrote my comment I received samples of lavender from Kashmir, France, Spain, oils, CO2 extracts, absolues. I've got some 'litsea' of linalool/linalyl acetat chemotype as a reference too,...
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    Re: Natural Lavender

    +-+
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    I really enjoy Your presentations. But You know already You are a pleasant guy, I guess. Let's come to some critics. Sometimes You mix up the base and the middle. Sniffing on the bottom but talking...
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    Re: Natural Lavender

    I would second that it is close to the destilled oil, may be of non-French provenience, Himalaya, Spain, Bulgaria, Tasmania? Beyond that something's happening. Couldn't figure out what is was. Some...
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    Re: Balmain, Balmain De Balmain

    I would expect the perfume to be much more intense, using less liquid for the same impact as to say. With the Vent Vert from Balmain, most recent formulation EDT compared to some vintage pure perfume...
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    Re: Balmain, Balmain De Balmain

    Hi, I've got some vintage Vent Vert perfume, that is quite different from the very last release of EDT. While the latter has some very pleasent projection and a clearly developing structure, the...
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    Balmain, Balmain De Balmain

    Hi,

    Just a question regarding the entitled fragrance. It would be possible to buy 100ml EDT or 30ml Perfume for the same price. It tried the EDT, like it, would like to have it for the price, but...
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    Re: Which is the best fragrance?

    The empoorYou goes naked.

    (to fill the gap): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioob4UmcsYQ

    Is -tweed- adorable? Even if Irish and green? What do You as a Brit, as You have said, say about it?
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    Re: Which is the best fragrance?

    This board bears very much US Americans. They don't know that much about the house of Windsor as we. For them monarchy is some kind of a fairy tale. For us Europeans it is incapacitation and inhuman...
  54. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/17 Games 47 & 48 (Havana vs. Grey Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver vs. GIT)

    I voted Gray Vetiver. It was the worst experience of a fragrance ever. Thick as aspic, utterly dead, doomed as a tiger in the cage.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Poll

    Hi, Once I may have been bitten by the bug, my body will be donated to science, the brain excluded. O/k, earnest, I wonder why there's no poll regarding Ms G. Cellier, or Mo. E. Roudnitska, which is...
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    Re: Had fragrances stolen from me.

    xxx
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    Re: St. Patrick's Day

    I thank You very much for the clarification, thgolfer.

    An other reminder of St Patrick's Day in Ireland could be FATH Green Water. It starts with some verry frresh natural notes like mint and...
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    Re: St. Patrick's Day

    Honest, I NEVER saw tweed from Ireland in green. If You google for this idiom You get up to page 15 only " blah blah ... CREED GREEN IRISH TWEED ... blah blah". So I conclude that the double...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 17th March 2010

    Valentino, Ocean Rain

    Seaweed rotting, pungent, soft algae, neither dead fish, nor oysters but all wet, hence dark and slippery. The dry down [sic!] to the base after 5 hours is mossy, ambery....
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    Re: Oceanic fragrance recommendations

    It is not my honor. It is told by German vendors, that CREEDs Errorlfa has been given as a gift to luxury passengers of the Titanic, as to celebrate the maiden trip. CREED evocates a certain picture:...
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    Re: Oceanic fragrance recommendations

    Which ocean? There a seven, or not? Would You like to smell it from the seashore or from within? Summer (the ocean) or winter? Once I've been on Lanzarote, part of the Canaries. A line of seaweed...
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    Re: Lavender onyone?

    Turin on the monks Exaltolide:

    http://www.nzzfolio.ch/www/d80bd71b-b264-4db4-afd0-277884b93470/showarticle/9750946d-458b-47be-8558-4beb0f626cb3.aspx

    But I'm frustrated all in all. 'Bought...
  63. Re: Detroit = fragrance free in the workplace

    Yes, me too, jwpianoboe, thank You!
  64. Re: Detroit = fragrance free in the workplace

    There is actually no law! May be I did get it wrong. My dictionary concludes, that the city of Detroit urged THEIR employees to avoid fragrance in office. I read it not as a law but a rule of conduct...
  65. Re: Overlooked Houses containing a Hidden Gem

    L.T. Piver - Floramye: The first to use aldehyde C12 MDA (1905), a violently full bodied orris centered fragrance, fat and golden, opulent, spicy, flowery, slightly earthy, diffusive, radiant but...
  66. Re: Detroit = fragrance free in the workplace

    I took my time to study the link! So the employees of the CITY are URGED - by the city authorities - "to avoid wearing scented products, including ... colognes, aftershave lotions, perfumes,...
  67. Re: Detroit = fragrance free in the workplace

    Or Mitsouko ... . Overused fragrance is an environmental pollution. Once here a poll was examined on how many spritzes BN users are used to use. The counts were terrific. The median went out to be...
  68. Re: au bain marie heating, max. alcohol temperature

    Aren't there any other solvents that are usable without heating? DiPropylenGlycol (DPG) for instance. As You've written, if temp goes down the solution will probably decompose again. Heat does only...
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    Re: Grey Flannel

    Grey Flannel isn't the issue. Personally I'm one of those guys who are under 50 and find Grey Flannel 'tres chique'. I'm pretty sure You smell what it not is instead of its true nature. No citrus! No...
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    Re: Luca Turin Fragrance Testing - True?

    O/k, one can do as You. But to test and derive recommendations for the public, which is interested in wearing frags, is impossible with it. So You as Luca Turin don't 'use' fragrances anymore? What...
  71. Re: au bain marie heating, max. alcohol temperature

    Gido, I have ... sent You a PM.
  72. Re: au bain marie heating, max. alcohol temperature

    sigh ... back to the fun
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    Luca Turin Fragrance Testing - True?

    I read famous Luca Turin as a lavender addict once 'wore' CARON, Pour Une Homme. Then he discovered the soliflor CALDLEY Lavender, that extends the longevity of Lavender using Exaltolide. But most of...
  74. Re: au bain marie heating, max. alcohol temperature

    Haaaalooo! Stop that.

    Don't ever heat a volatile fluid in a closed container.

    It could explode. Man, I was a 8 yo kid when I did exactly that, with rose water in a sealed glass vial over a...
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    Re: The Monarch of Fragrances.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/246047-Basic-Human-Reactions-to-Olfactory-Stimuli

    In the thread linked above You dared to quest the motivation behind the search for the holy scent. I gave...
  76. Re: au bain marie heating, max. alcohol temperature

    The boiling point depends on air pressure too, on impurities etc. At 60°C it won't boil.

    ps: with technical processes the worst to happen is to have no choice left. There should always be a second...
  77. Re: au bain marie heating, max. alcohol temperature

    Boiling isn't different from water. As ever it depends where the source of heat is etc. So don't do that in a micro wave oven!

    Dissolving the absolue in alc should be possible with much a lower...
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    Re: What is this aroma chemical or accord?

    May be it helps, CLARINS Eau Ensoleillante is what You describe to a very high degree. I'm sensible to that, while others don't smell it, even if I take 7 spritzes all over me. It tends a bit towards...
  79. Re: Basic Human Reactions to Olfactory Stimuli

    I think that is 'quatsch'. Human sexuality is for sure decoupled from reproduction by lengths. Sex is fun - period; pun not intended.




    A very good one. I had thoughts like that when we...
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    Re: Lavender onyone?

    Exaltolide - a synthetic musk that is noticed by men and women differently. Women may get nausea from it in lesser doses than men. Why the heck explicitly the monks use that, or does Turin fool the...
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    Lavender onyone?

    Hi,

    Luca Turin once again gave me some input. This time regarding his monks Lavender. I tried it yesterday. It is very different from his former preference, namely Caron poor homme. The later...
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    Re: What does iris actually smell like?

    'Just looked up the page again, not easy to find:

    http://www.winkelplein.nl/barbershopsuply/default.asp?page=detail&Id=104040&sid=lx1fgV1jXEPYT3cDTnmfPUxekXVJSN

    It's in the EEC, customs free.
  83. Re: Most disturbing video review of a cologne

    Know Marty Feldman (accompanied by John Cleese)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=PcntOrHTeBA&feature=related

    May be the perfume guy doesn't fit the scheme of a beauty addict ... so his bad...
  84. Re: Most disturbing video review of a cologne

    It's some kinda satire. Most other fragrance "reviews" aren't better, but senselessly austere. I guess why You don't see the funny aspect of this, but speak of psychotic malfunction.

    Look this:
    ...
  85. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    No, may be less. 'Esthetically speaking' the price tag itself is 'a peace of art'. It should - and does painfully - reveal the rules of this business.

    According to Your avatar - the skull labeled...
  86. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    I've got a price tag of "5500.-" Euros left. Interested?
  87. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    If it comes to very certain NOTEs, yes, agreed. If it is the composition, no.The composition can be adored. But, it isn't the true story. Consider the price tag as a piece of art. Would You buy that...
  88. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    Immortelle can be cultured even in Canada. Patchouli isn't a mystery too, if not to say, it's a darn cheap ingredient. I've got some Immortelle absolute, 30$ per 5ml. It's a bit more spicy than...
  89. Re: Jacques Fath, Green Water - Any Similar Colognes Around?

    I finally bought it. Not at least because a vendor lowered the price to 45$$/100ml tax included and I will walk years with that, literally. It will have to compete with Acqua Colonia 1870 by Borsari...
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    Re: **Your Sampling Process/Technique**

    Nice guy, really.
  91. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    You know it wouldn't be the last frag ever. Always there will be an other later on. Throwing Your money out of the window now will most probably prolongate the time You'll be waiting for the new....
  92. Re: Patchouli by Comme des Garçons LUXE - A Painful Revelation

    Yeah, that kills the fun with CDG at all. "No.2 MEN" was plain iso E super after 1 hour. Horrible simplistic, an insult to the customer.

    A first lesson learned on business school is to find a good...
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    Re: Exaltolide

    I understand the article, the free first page. I wondered if anybody within the DIY has generated certain experiences on hat topic. Exaltolide is given by L. Turin as the fixative of the plain...
  94. Re: Jacques Fath, Green Water - Any Similar Colognes Around?

    O/k, I've read the reviews on Molinard and on the infamous Creed. Both seem to emphasize a fresh opening. I think the good thing with Green Water is, the citrus/mint combined with the juniper berry:...
  95. Re: Jacques Fath, Green Water - Any Similar Colognes Around?

    It's glossy. The notes - mmh. I don't like 'notes'. But, as this is a quite natural composition, I would say it is the citric/mint on top to the middle plus the dried juniper berry. The latter has...
  96. Jacques Fath, Green Water - Any Similar Colognes Around?

    I recently got a sample of Jacques Fath, Green Water. It accompanied a full bottle of Balmain, Monsieur Balmain, buyed without testing. Now I regret. Not that the Monsieur Balmain didn't live up my...
  97. Re: does terre de hermes have too much rose in it?

    I like to be fair. There are several fragrance around that have lots of potential. Comme Des Garcons #2 Men is an other one. Beside the American English Slang "No.2" is being crap literally - the iso...
  98. Re: does terre de hermes have too much rose in it?

    I can't stand TDH on (my) skin, since I got panic with it's overdose of Iso E Super. An everlasting boring to death 'woody basenote' resembling a choking "uorks", ehm: "smoked bean curd", lekker! The...
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    Re: Logically Speaking...

    Pi along with 'e' is transcendent, sqrt(-1) is imaginary, sqrt(2) is irrational, 2/3 is rational, 1 is integer. Would You please stop kidding ;-)
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    Re: Confident fragrances.

    I would say Geranium or was it Silicon, Steel, Gold, Carbon or Helium? Honest, the less complicated the better. Lavender does it for me. Today the third time a bigger deal was made scented by...
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