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  1. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    I'll be happy to, but I'll need a few days first. I need time to get over my root canal tomorrow and get my brother out of the hospital. I don't want to have any fragrance association with pain!
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    Pacifica Waikiki Pikake
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    Re: Is anyone familiar with Pecksniff's England?

    I agree with this. I initially liked the liquid handsoaps, which are okay, but the other products are subpar, and I still have a lot of it around. I too hope the men's products are better. The...
  4. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    I got it today, 30 Roses, and couldn't wait for a full wearing so I just sprayed it on the back of my hand to get an initial impression.

    I liked it, more than I expected I would. I like that...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Penhaligon's Violetta and Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette

    The Penhaligon's seems very true to life, pretty earthy, while the HdP, as its name suggests is lighter with the vanilla base.
    I've...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    This is pretty funny, but it's also a little arrogant. Pardon me while I clutch my pearls, but the attacks on him offend me, not him. And really, most of the attacks are really about the people here...
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    Re: Osmotheque lecture: Muscs

    I hope someone gets to go. I would love to hear about it.
  8. Re: New(ish) member would like to thank the basenotes community

    Aha, my join date is a bit misleading, since I have only been posting since August.
    (My first post explains my journey.)
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    Happy Birthday, teardrop!

    SOTD is Kai.
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Beranium Chotato, that is hilarious!

    Some see us as deluded by someone who is merely ubiquitous and to them, a patzer. But not every one here wants to be a Grand Champion and watch the masters at...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    I woke up to snow on the ground.

    Masque Tango
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Speaking of the Huddler archive, I've read that unfortunately hednic's photo he took when his vault was being remodeled of his vast collection disappeared during the Huddler period but many here...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Today the house is being scented with "Chez Hednic" by Astier De Villatte

    Congratulations!
  14. Re: New(ish) member would like to thank the basenotes community

    Great introduction Doc Masters, and welcome to Basenotes. Sounds like you've already been on quite a journey.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I agree with kumquat that the subject should be expanded. She suggested a contemporary. I'll suggest also other brands with associations with the house of Patou as mentioned in the article she...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    In the past I've owned 13 Jean Patou's, but right now I have none. I think I'm Patoued out.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    The Different Company After Midnight
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, Jonathan Wood!

    You will get better replies to your question if you post in the DIY thread.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    Masque Terralba
  20. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Put me down for the lottery.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th April 2015

    MFK Absolue Pour Le Matin

    Now this is more like it.
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    Lucky you and your mother, Bal à Versailles!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    SOTE MFK Lumière Noire Pour Femme

    This one is beeyoutiful.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    MVP Whimsical
  25. Re: Basenotes Reader Awards 2015 : Finalists Announced

    Do we get to vote from the finalists for the winners?

    How are the winners determined?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    Synching is easy for me since I've been wearing new samples every day for several months now.

    Papillon Artisan Perfumes Angelique
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Happy Birthday, rynegne and rynegne's brother!

    SOTD is Jovoy's Gardez-Moi
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Oriza L. Legrand Jardins d'Armide

    These Legrands I've been sampling are very old-fashioned stylistically, but of outstanding quality.
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    Re: Ol factory fatigue?

    I've read that 40% of people are anosmic (can't smell at all) to certain types of musk, which is why musky perfumes are over-loaded with a number of different chemical forms of musk.

    That is not...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th April 2015

    Kiliwia, I still have my vintage mini of Fleurs d'Orlane and it is indeed a PWF.

    My SOTD is Jovoy L'Art de Guerre.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    Happy Birthday, cazaubon!


    Dior Cuir Cannage
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Oriza L. Legrand Relique d'Amour
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Jovoy Ambre Premier
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    Re: Fragrance sisters

    Estee Lauder sniffed that YSL's Opium was "Youth Dew with a tassle".
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    Re: Fragrance sisters

    Paco Rabanne Calandre, YSL Rive Gauche, and Floris Florissa are sisters, and I know for a fact that Calandre and Rive Gauche had the same daddy.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    I thought it was a portmanteau word combining "frenzy" with "firenze" (Florence).

    Now I want to know what it REALLY means!
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom
  40. Thread: New to basenote

    by Zilpha
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    Re: New to basenote

    Welcome to Basenotes Mustafa911!
  41. Re: new to basenotes but not new to the world of frags

    Welcome to Basenotes pjd1234!
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, firenzy! Clever screen name.
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    Re: Fragrance sisters

    Boucheron by Boucheron is the younger sister of Mary Kay Angelfire.

    Or maybe the niece given the age difference.

    .
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    Welcome Back, Adonna!

    Diptyque Volutes
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    Re: The Perfumed Count any experiences?

    Your tracking number won't get updated. There is some fine print on the site somewhere that explains that the tracking number isn't real or something to that effect. USPS will still say it is in...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    mumsy Blue Grass was simply an hommage to Elizabeth Arden herself as a racehorse owner and breeder. Kentucky is where a lot of racehorses are kept and bred and is the site of the famous Kentucky...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Jovoy Rouge Assassin

    Most of the Jovoy fragrances have interesting names. On some blog or other I read that someone translated "rouge assassin" as "killer lipstick".

    This scent started out...
  48. Re: Who here has engaged in blind testing of their entire collection to determine their favorites?

    To me this seems like a non sequitur.


    He knows what kind of fragrances he has. He is trying to determine which he likes best.

    So to me your question is about as relevant as asking

    "Who has...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    I don't think Mrs. hednic has burnt that one, and I've never seen anyone else here use the Astier de Villatte brand as their RSOTD.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    Happy Birthday, Xscent!

    I, like foxbins, am so gullible.
    kbe's was the only internet joke so far today that I didn't fall for.

    Oriza L. Legrand Chypre Mousse
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    Re: Do you also purchase designer fashion?

    I'm glad she's your ex. You seem like too nice a guy for the likes of her.
    I have heard of the name Kate Spade although I have no idea who she is or what she does. I thought maybe she was an...
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    Re: The "French-ness" of luxury

    Bien sure!
  53. Re: Who here has engaged in blind testing of their entire collection to determine their favorites?

    Great idea!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    You always get the most interesting stuff, Russlan. Your wardrobe must be one of the most unique on this board!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    I'm back to something a little more conventional and wearable this morning

    Diptyque 34 Blvd. Saint Germain

    It's snowing hard here.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    I sometimes like to try samples of fragrances I have seen other people talk about without learning any notes first to try to get myself to have an unbiased sense of what I am smelling. Then I will...
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    Re: Hi Guys! (Newbie here!)

    Welcome to Basenotes, amusecreate!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    SOTE MFK Absolue Pour Le Soir

    Holy Mackerel! I've never smelled anything dirty before, not even MKK. I think this is hella masculine, not unisex. And it totally opened with pee to me.
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    Re: Guava fragrances?

    http://www.pacificabeauty.com/fragrances/fruits/hawaiian-ruby-guava
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    Rochas Absolue or Ormonde Jayne Tolu.
    I've found that balsam of Tolu does the trick for me.
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    Re: Finally joined up. I'm excited to be here!

    Welcome to Basenotes, Lorena84!

    In spite of my join date, I've only been posting since August, so I'm not aware of any other husband-wife posters on this board!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    Hermès Cuir d'Ange
  63. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    There was a well-known fragrance called Isadora by Payot that I owned decades ago. Puig owns it now, but it was the house of Payot then, but no Dr. N. G. that I ever heard of.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 29th March 2015

    Dior Oud Ispahan
  65. Re: Earth Hour: Good Excuse to Burn Your Candles on 28 March evening

    I think I will break out a new candle for this event tonight.
  66. Re: Earth Hour: Good Excuse to Burn Your Candles on 28 March evening

    You're welcome!
  67. Re: Pierre Guillaume : "We are not for sale!" - new line, Collection Croisiere launched at Esxence

    I like this guy's attitude, but I am puzzled by one thing. In the interview it says "Guillaume describes the new collection as completely wearable – “no one really wants to spend 200 euros to smell...
  68. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni : “I could make a perfume out of shit and basil”

    Horrid presentation. But that's "art" for you.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    I enjoyed your photos, zeniba! Thank you for sharing them!

    Santa Maria Novella Tuberosa
  70. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Frankly, I found their website not comprehensive and very difficult to navigate. I looked over both the English and French parts of the site and found nothing about sampling. Then I read on another...
  71. Earth Hour: Good Excuse to Burn Your Candles on 28 March evening

    At your local time 8:30-9:30 pm on 28 March 2015

    for Earth Hour

    http://www.earthhour.org
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    Happy Birthday, Foustie!

    It's snowing here and the ground is white.

    Eau d'Italie
  73. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    "By the way, the parfumdempire website will send you a sample pack of the entire line anywhere in the world for a modest €15, about $25. Do check it out. If you are considering trying out the house,...
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    Re: Cologne with a soft Lilac scent

    An inexpensive one is Pacifica French Lilac.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, JEDI 2.0!
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - March 2015

    Pacifica Spanish Amber again
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    SOTD is Botega Veneta
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    Re: Knize Ten - is it worth it?

    I suspect as much. I recently tried a sample of it to learn about this famous fragrance and I was quite surprised. From what I had heard I expected it to be too challenging and masculine for me to...
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    Re: Two New Eutopie - No.7 & No.8!

    Nice photo! The way you talk I'd thought you were an old guy and all those people in the picture must be your children! Funny how perceptions are. I'm almost never right.

    Topic: I've never...
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    Re: where do you order samples from?

    myperfumesamples.com for designer fragrances.

    all the others specialize in niche but offer some of the better designer top lines

    luckyscent

    theperfumedcourt

    surrendertochance is a...
  81. Re: Help me finding the wonderful Delano's fragrance!!!

    Welcome to Basenotes, alessandromagno!

    You posted your question in the right forum, which is the problem because this forum is not well trafficked.

    I suggest you re-post your message in the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Dior Bois d'Argent
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - March 2015

    Pacifica Spanish Amber
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    Re: Parfums de cuir - Osmotheque lecture

    Great!

    Can't wait for your next installment.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
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    Re: Fragrances Placed on Before Going to Bed

    I sometimes use scent before bed as a kind of Pavlov's Dog reminder to "go to sleep, already".

    I agree it's important to pick something that isn't too stirring, but something calming. For me, but...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - March 2015

    Trying to use up the last of my
    Pacifica Nerola Orange Blossom
  88. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    I always thought Calvin Klein CK one was the first unisex fragrance. At least I remember it being marketed that way.

    Welcome to Basenotes, jazzlala!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

    SOTD is Oriza L. Legrand Rêve d'Ossian.

    I said "Wow!" as soon as I put it on. This is fantastic stuff.
  90. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    " ambergris (sperm whale vomit) "

    My understanding is that ambergris does not come out of the mouth but out of the other end - sort of pre-fecal, I guess.


    Ambre gris= grey amber, while the...
  91. Thread: Imagine that

    by Zilpha
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    Re: Imagine that

    I am so sorry to hear that you lost a son. It does not surprise me that you have a special fragrance and bottle that you associate with him.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Knize 10
    I like this; perhaps it is not as it once was because I'm not finding it as challenging as I thought it would be.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    Bette Davis was the film smoker non-pareil.

    In sych today with Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse 3: Animale. Elegant, with a strong tobacco note; I like this one.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    Hello everyone,

    I've been testing a bunch of scents lately.

    On Tuesday I had SL Feminite du Bois on one side of me and Jovoy L'Enfant Terrible on the other. Yes, they smell alike to me, as...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Decants of

    Chanel Bois des Iles & Beige

    and almost 200 samples.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - March 2015

    I'm curious to know what Lucky Shamrock smells like. Can you identify any ingredients?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau

    Whew! There are notes in this one that I have never smelled before.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th March 2015

    Happy Anniversary tdem1961!

    Calice Becker's Cuir de Lancôme
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    I think you meant the price of Whales.
  100. Re: Single notes, soliflores and the search for simplicity...

    Ormande Jayne has an Osmanthus perfume.

    Santa Maria Novella has a line of very true to life soliflores. Most but not all of them are florals, however.
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