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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    I agree with Foustie. Having worn this yesterday, I can confirm that it has a lovely, long-lasting, very satisfying drydown.
  2. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Thanks to onaluna for alerting me to this thread! I like the Juniper Ridge soaps, teas and incense. There is a shop which carries those... I'm gonna bug them to carry the cologne. :)
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    Re: That one note that kills it for you...

    Vanilla!!!
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    Re: Which 1 to Pick from Santa Maria Novella?

    Another vote for Potpourri. This is a very complex, intriguing scent. I never get the depths of it, it has endless layers. At times cool, at times warm; at times spicy and at other times almost...
  5. Re: Discovering Yatagan lost brother: EGON, by Egon Von Furstenberg (late 1980's)

    Vintage Yatagan is superb, truly lovely and haunting.
    Will be interested in any comments on this.
  6. Re: New Santa Maria Novella cologne - "Alba di Seoul"

    Glad to see this thread resurface. Fresh info, please! :)
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    Re: Wild Lavender by Lorenzo Villoresi

    I always find the original Lavender Water by Crabtree & Evelyn, or Geo. F. Trumper's Lavender, to deliver good natural lavender notes. Dry, simple, satisfying.
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    Re: Wild Lavender by Lorenzo Villoresi

    I find it to be a nice scent, though on me the spices eventually dominate, at the expense of the lavender. I find it a cousin of Piper Nigrum, with a lavender beginning. I'd dial back on the spices...
  9. Re: My alternate holy grail -- Krigler's Good Fir 11

    I guess there are two aspects.
    The juice is slightly green in colour. That could be due to the pine needles or perhaps some colour added.
    I do think that the frankincense EOs I've smelled have a...
  10. Re: My alternate holy grail -- Krigler's Good Fir 11

    I'd guess that it is frankincense, which in a good quality rendition has a bright green, coniferous, pine-like quality and is very invigorating and zesty. Whereas I tend to find myrrh more languid...
  11. My alternate holy grail -- Krigler's Good Fir 11

    I hope I may speak in my capacity as a guru of green and chief Conehead.
    I don't use the phrase "holy grail" lightly and so this term is truly well-deserved here.

    My alternate Holy Grail...
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    Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Thanks for sharing, that is a lovely window into a vintage scent. Ah, for the good old days...
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    Re: Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland

    Big fan here, check my review in the directory (once that is back online).
    Patrick is a very nice mossy scent, with hints of wood, leather, citrus and a bracing sea breeze. Good value.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Information !

    Glad to see a revival of this thread. Those in Europe should watch for "Pine Gems" by Pino, reportedly a high-quality flanker to the basic scent. I'd love to try it but it is simply not...
  15. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    I love frankincense for its piney, green, resinous, bright character.
    Here are a few:
    Neal's Yard Frankincense
    Aesop Mystra
    Profumum Olibanum
    Czech & Speake Frankincense and Myrrh
  16. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    I love frankincense for its piney, green, resinous, bright character.
    Here are a few:
    Neal's Yard Frankincense
    Aesop Mystra
    Profumum Olibanum
    Czech & Speake Frankincense and Myrrh
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    Re: Granville by Christian Dior

    I'd say that BB has a more up-front lemon note, and then a dusty, white musk dry-down typical of that style. The latter is even more pronounced in the Geo. F. Trumper clone, Wellington.
    Whereas...
  18. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    I got my decant of SV yesterday and am wearing it today. It is magnificent! Lovely citrus quickly moves to a very pleasing herbal/mint combo. Not sweet or heavy, very refreshing.
  19. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    mike, I have tried and enjoyed Herba Fresca. I haven't tried Mentafolia.
    I ordered a decant of SV, it arrived today. :)

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    In reference to the "tester bottle" -- perhaps...
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    Re: Musgo Real by Claus Porto

    I have the Musgo Real #2 Oakmoss Agua de Colonia. I get grated lime, fresh-cut grass, light spice and a bit of moss in the dry-down. It is a simple, refreshing splash. But I know exactly what mike...
  21. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    Thanks for the updates, in particular Jardanel and The Bark.
    Jardanel's comments about Caporal being like a "Corsican heath" and "austere" make is sound like something I'd enjoy.
    cheers, ody
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 18 January 2013

    & Best wishes to you too! Have a wonderful trip.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 18 January 2013

    Many thanks to all for the birthday wishes! :) MY SOTD will be Norne.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre and Lino Vidal

    Hey mike, so glad that you are enjoying Pino. I thought that Granville would be the bridge for you. :)
    The shower gel is excellent.
  25. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    Thank you, RedRaider. I agree that there probably are few who have tried all three.
    I agree with your comments about Selection Verte.
    Perhaps even those who have tried one of the scents will...
  26. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    So I hate to have the question hanging... any reactions to these three scents?
  27. Re: Aspen for Men or Pino Silvestre for Ski getaway?

    I would choose Pino -- lovely herbs suggesting pine. Very dry.
    Probably more niche than you intended, but a Swiss fragrance similar to Pino (but more $$) is La Base for Him by Magic Helvetia.
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    Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Here's my reaction. Pine and leather are at opposite end of the spectrum. Pine is fresh, bright, natural, vegetal, green. Leather is antique, dark, somewhat constructed, animalic, brown.
    The...
  29. Re: Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    I really look forward to further comments from you, hednic. You are in a position to give exactly the sort of comparison I seek.
  30. Comparison: Selection Verte, L'Eau du Caporal, Centaur

    Hello to all, a recent thread discussing mint-herbal scents revived my interest in this style. I feel it has a lot of potential if done well.
    I'ved tried Creed's Selection Verte, and like it a lot....
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    Re: Rather odd compliment

    The person who said that was open to possibilities. That was not a comment on your scent, it was a comment on you.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Czech and Speake Oxford and Cambridge for me in number 1 position -- dry as a bone, wears very well.
    After that, I'd rank as follows: Crabtree & Eveyln, Trumper, LOccitane, ELDO.
  33. Two headings for L'Artisan Seville a L'Aube

    There are two headings in the BN directory for this scent. Perhaps the reviews could be combined into one heading.
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    Re: Murdock Range Of Fragrances

    Glad to be of help. :)
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    Re: Murdock Range Of Fragrances

    Thanks for this. I stumbled on a store while walking down a street in London. I knew nothing about them, and sniffed the entire line on strips. I thought they were pretty good, especially the...
  36. Re: Thoughts on the new formulation of Fougere Royale

    I have tried it several times in a shop spritz. Each time, it made almost no impression on me (despite several sprayings). That seems very odd to me. Whereas I have the vintage juice and it is...
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    Re: He Wood and He Wood Rocky Mountains

    I first bought He Wood, liked it. Then I tried Rocky and liked it even more, so I bought it. I have both, if I had to choose one I'd pick Rocky as a more interesting and complex scent. I like the...
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    Re: Something Like Norne but Lighter?

    The challenge is that the depth and substance of Norne is what distinguishes it from other coniferous scents. I hope it is not stating the obvious to suggest that one option is to apply less. I...
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Well, my package of NORNE arrived today and I'm definitely a happy camper. A sample is great, but there is something quite satisfying of having a lovely bottle to use. It smells great, just...
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    Re: Hermès Equipage vintage and reformulated.

    Interesting to hear this, the one I have is newer and it is spicy and bold. I like it once in while.
  41. Re: Vagabond Prince : A new perfume from....Fragrantia ??

    I just heard about this, since I love coniferous notes I'll have to snag a sample. Thanks for these comments.
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    Re: Textbook Chypre and Textbook Fougere

    Agree with the_good_life that fougere can have such a wide range. That being said, Trumper's Wild Fern and Penhaligon's English Fern are, for me, classic reference points for the traditional style.
  43. Re: New Santa Maria Novella cologne - "Alba di Seoul"

    May it always be so. ;)
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    Re: Just Another Wormwood Thread...

    Nice thread. I'll second Primrose's endorsement of L'Artisan's Fou D'Abinsthe. It is marvelous.
  45. Re: New Santa Maria Novella cologne - "Alba di Seoul"

    That's interesting, mr. reasonable. I have thought of SMN as having substantial scents -- this seems to be in a different style. Still, I'm determined to try it. You've framed my expectations well.
  46. Re: New Santa Maria Novella cologne - "Alba di Seoul"

    I am always interested in SMN but a PINE scent... yeah! Gotta check that out! Thanks for posting.

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    I wondered that too. Handy-dandy wikipedia to the rescue.
    "The tree...
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    hey mike, so glad to hear that some Norne landed for you. It's incredible -- it is the real deal. Glad you like, post another note tomorrow with the full wearing! :) I find that it wears very...
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Great minds think alike, mike. :D I did exactly that this morning.
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Here's some news on the wonderful Fou Absinthe. L'Artisan Parfumer has come out with body products based on their four most popular scents (Fou D'Absinthe, Mur et Musc, La Chasse aux Papillons, and...
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    Re: How rare is "Jules" by Christian Dior?

    Neiman Marcus in San Francisco (Union Square) carries it. I sniffed it last time I was there.
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    L'Artisan Parfumer body products

    Hello to all, I don't know if this has been posted but I thought it would be of interest.
    L'Aristan Parfumer has come out with body products in their four most popular lines: Fou D'Absinthe, Mur et...
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    I suspect the frankincense & myrrh scent by L'Occitane was called Eau D'Iparie. I've heard of it but haven't tried it, and as far as I know it is discontinued.
    Foustie, I hope Santa brings you some...
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    I realized that I never reviewed a worthy contender for this list -- Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au Gingembre. So, here's my take. Gingerbread cookies and tea!

    This is a nice scent, and a bit...
  54. Re: Canadian bro's...... Where to get pure malt ??

    Check at the largest Bay store in your area. I think I've seen it there, I know they carry much of the Mugler line.
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Good ol' Santa! Gotcha.
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    Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Thanks to all for these great suggestions. Mike, you ask if I've ever tried AA Winter Delice. No, I've heard of it but haven't seen it, of course it is discontinued and hard to find. I'll be...
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    Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Hi to all! I wish it was Christmas all year 'round, since I love coniferous and incense-based scents.
    Here is my list of top fives. I invite others to add. Mine represent my particular favorites,...
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Encore! :D
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    That's brilliant. Thanks, Red. You've nailed it.


    ‎"We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond."
    ~ Marcel Proust

    ody
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Perhaps it is worth noting that the "addition" is only a very small drop amidst a somewhat larger volume. I don't think that the drop, in and of itself, has an excessively pronounced odor.
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I did it, here are my notes.
    1. Before the addition. The juice is a deep clear golden colour. The scent starts off in a very sweet, almost candied way, with a hint of leather. Perhaps a mint...
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    A very helpful thread. Thanks to Brian Chambers for starting this and adding that explanatory note.
    It is an odd concept -- but life is full of oddities and possibilities.
    Of course do it!
    I...
  63. Re: Searching for a Scent similar to L'Occitane Eau de 4 Voleurs

    In addition to Pino Silvester and Blenheim Bouquet, you might try Dior's Granville. That is a lovely scent. Hard to find, but worth a try, is La Base for Him by Magic Helvetia.
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    Re: cdg Laurel review

    Good point, peppery like argula. I also get a ground-pepper note, and definitely a very strong laurel/bay leaf note. I normally like dry herbal scents, but this one is too heavy and dense for me,...
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    Re: Any Green Water Fans?

    Big, big fan. I have a bottle of mid-range vintage and one of modern. I haven't done a detailed comparison, but my scent memory is that they are similar. Excellent scent, citrus-herbal-mint. Very...
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    Re: nasomatto absinthe review

    I sniffed it in a shop, tried it on my skin. Was underwhelmed. Didn't get a haunting bitter-herbal wormwood note. Just (as you say) a musky sweet smell. Unremarkable.
  67. Re: Lubin's Newest Scents Korrigan, Galaad and Akkad

    They all look interesting and attractive. Galaad in particular might have possibilities. Lots of hodge-podge constructed and semi-fictitious history there, but it adds to the cachet I guess.
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    Re: Anyone tried Tomato Leaf by Illuminum?

    Thanks alfarom. I'm scaling back my expectations. For me, it seems hard to improve on Eau de Campagne. I like it much more than Huitieme Art's Aube Pashmina.
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    Re: Anyone tried Tomato Leaf by Illuminum?

    No problem, HORNS. It was a vivid image. :)
    For me, tomato leaf (when realistic) reminds me of my garden, and that fuzzy green-leaf scent when I pick tomatoes. It is very pleasant.
    Not that...
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    Re: Anyone tried Tomato Leaf by Illuminum?

    Thanks for sharing that, HORNS. Another item to add to my bucket list. :D
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    Re: Dandies in the Group?

    For a special event, I will strive for the dandy look -- that is what makes the event so special. Then, I will use a pocket square (which I like in a pouchy style rather than a Don Draper sharp...
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    Re: Anyone tried Tomato Leaf by Illuminum?

    Well you and I are having a good conversation about this. :) It may show what you suggest, that the line is not known or discussed much. I'll definitely target the Tomato Leaf on my next shopping...
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    Re: Anyone tried Tomato Leaf by Illuminum?

    Thanks for this, forfreddie. I have tried MOK by CB. I have to confess that I'm completely underwhelmed by the entire CB line. I appreciate the concepts and the memory-moments, but on my skin the...
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    Anyone tried Tomato Leaf by Illuminum?

    I wonder if anyone has tried "Tomato Leaf" by Illuminum. There are no reviews posted in the directory. I like Sisley's Eau de Campagne a lot, I wonder how this compares.
    And how is the Illuminum...
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    Hemlock (Tsuga oil)

    I wonder if anyone has tried Hemlock essential oil, or if there is such a thing available.
    The needles of the Hemlock conifer (Tsuga) when crushed are supposed give a scent like the leaves of the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse fragrances

    Norne is incredible, enjoyed it very much, excellent coniferous notes. Others are OK in various ways, haven't found anything dreadful yet.
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    Re: Anyone tried LORD'S JESTER?

    I got samples of Ares and Demeter. I'm underwhelmed. Demeter is intensely sweet, honeyed, a hay-tobacco leaf combo. Not to my taste. Ares is OK, starts sweet and resolves into an OK herbal-resin...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Slumberhouse Norne

    I've sampled it. Norne is fantastic. It fully meets all "Conehead" expectations. Superb, natural-smelling and with tremendous bright energy. My review in now in the directory.
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    Re: Houbigant Fougère Royale (vintage) Score

    That is an awesome score. Is that round green object a candle?
    I have the same sort of bottle with that label, and "aftershave talc". I think that particular design dates from the mid 1960's. ...
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    Re: Anyone tried LORD'S JESTER?

    A generous BN'er has volunteered to send me a few samples... I'll post my comments when I get 'em.
    Cheers!
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    Anyone tried LORD'S JESTER?

    Hi everybody, I stumbled on this line in the Directory and looked at the website.
    I like the mythology concept and the scents sound interesting.
    Has anyone tried these?...
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 21st August 2012

    I thought I'd post this unusual little item, my SOTD.

    Bombay Sapphire “Infusion”
    Notes: Almond, Lemon Peel, Liquorice Root, Juniper Berries, Orris Root, Angelica, Coriander, Cassia Cinnamon Bark,...
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    Re: Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    I thought I'd do an update, since I was able to get a bottle during my recent trip to London.

    This is a simple scent -- and sometimes simplicity done to perfection is completely satisfying. That...
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    Re: New Neal's Yard Frankincense EDP

    I thought I'd report on this, since I acquired a bottle during my recent trip to the UK. I like it a lot. It has a very austere, dry style, with satisfying resin and incense notes and peppery...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 23rd July 2012

    I'm certain that you are smelling glorious, Foustie! :) That sounds like a smashing combination. I want to thank you and "SB" so much for the marvelous time in Edinburgh. And also your kind gift...
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    Re: Monsieur Leonard

    A somewhat obscure scent deserves a revisit to the BN archives. I found a bottle yesterday, here are my comments.

    I like this, it is a classy and fairly straight-ahead old-school fougere. It...
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    Re: Lavender Water by Crabtree & Evelyn

    hey mike, glad you like it. I think anyone who likes lavender would enjoy this.
    I have "this#1" and it is the one I'm familiar with. "This #2" looks lovely and old-school.
    "This #3" is a...
  88. Re: New Fragrance: Ayala Moriel Etrog Oy de Cologne

    This has been a labour of love for Ayala. Etrog has a particular citrus scent, and is closely associated with Sukkot, the festival of booths or temporary dwellings (celebrating the transitory nature...
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    Re: Forest Walk (Sonoma Scent Studio)

    I like the name and the notes -- don't have any experience with the house. I too am interested.
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    Re: Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    Great comments.
    @Buzzelpuff -- I LOVE medicinal scents, things like liniment or tonic or of a spa... really appeal to me.
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    Re: Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    I"m really getting motivated! Thanks for the comments.
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    Re: Iskander by Perfumes Empire....yea or nay

    Thanks, mike! No I haven't -- I'll add that to my try list!
  93. Poll: Re: Which from the Comme des Garcons PLAY series is the most appealing?

    Well, this is the first I've seen which gives information that the colour-coded scents are different, and appropriate to each colour. Many thanks for this info.
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    Re: Iskander by Perfumes Empire....yea or nay

    Well since this thread has been resurrected I can comment again! :) I had a 180 on Iskander. For some reason, initially it eluded me. Subsequent wearings opened me up to its qualities. I decided...
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    Re: Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    Thanks, cacio! That sounds really good. I hope to try these in London in a month.
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    Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    I wonder if anyone can comment on Mystra by the Australian company Aesop. There are a few threads with good information but they date to 2008, and there are a few reviews. I'd appreciate some...
  97. Re: Conehead alert: new Annick Goutal "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

    Thanks so much for the very detailed and thoughtful comments, mr. reasonable. That gives me a good sense of what to expect.
  98. Re: Conehead alert: new Annick Goutal "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

    For all those favoring Conehead scents, please do check out my Coneheads discussion group. Just join if this appeals to you, we are glad to have more members. There are lots of archived discussions...
  99. Re: Conehead alert: new Annick Goutal "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

    Great to hear from you, Pablo. The Coneheads are configuring on this one... :)
  100. Re: Conehead alert: new Annick Goutal "Nuit Etoilée" (Starry Night)

    I hadn't noticed that! 93 euros for the women's, versus 85 for the men's. Guess some might want the fancy bottle.
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