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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    Thank you (all)! He is the sweetest, I have ever known... :)
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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    Oh yes! That's the Diptyque, I remember that, I don't remember disliking it like the Santal, it seemed, less sharp.. Well thats two for two taking a pass on Santal Massoia (and I can't give the...
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    Re: Help with buying Dior Homme vintage

    I just got a perfect 100ml 2007 Dior Homme for $48, new in box and then found a perfect 50ml 2005 for $49 both free shipping! Both are exactly the fragrance I remember from 2005! (And I checked...
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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    Royal Green Fig? You should try Santal Massoia from the Hermes Hermessence line, (I have 2 of the 4ml vials, if you would like them...) --> I bought a 200ml Cuir d'Ange in Orange Box with Tissue...
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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    Thank you! Yes I know, layering is kinda cheating and is not the most satisfying to end to the hunt ;) wow, Gardenia Soliflorě that sounds great, the name sure is spot on! :)
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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    Finally I have found perfection. Until my August Beauties bloom in my garden, I have discovered, a single spray of:
    Van Cleef & Arpels Gardenis Petalé, then on top of that a dab of KAI oil, and...
  7. Re: How different exactly is the new Rose Poivree?

    OMG! I can't imagine it getting even Stroger! LOL :O
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    Re: Gardenia lovers please....

    What in heck are you doing suggesting Chanel Gardenia as a True, natural Gardenia? Next to Iris Gardenia is my favorite smell, I recognize NOTHING about the Chanel that says Gardenia in Garden. It's...
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    Re: a fly inside Dior Homme Parfume??

    Me too! Very Understated Classy, old world style logo. I have a Lovely Black glass Niche Candle, from Paperchase in the UK, it has a Golden Bee, like these: ...
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    Re: a fly inside Dior Homme Parfume??

    lol lol lol
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    Re: a fly inside Dior Homme Parfume??

    Classic Branding,.. ;") The original DIOR HOMME Gift Sets, came with both a 'CD' logo Pin and a Pin with a BEE with outstreched wings, you can see here:...
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    Re: Gucci Nobile...anything out there similar?

    I am quite surprised no one ever mentioned (and perhaps I shouldn't, I want it all for ME! MUuaahh ;) but:

    HERMES '24 Faubourg'

    is almost exactly the same, just a tad warmer... At B.N.,...
  13. Re: Any difference in the 'old' and 'new' bottles of Iris Bleu Gris by MPG?

    You killed the thread (joke,..) but seriously, ;) Any more opinions on this would be greatly appreciated, I ordered a 100ml Red Bottle of IRIS Bleu Gris by Maitre Parfumer et Gantier new in box...
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    Re: Men who wear Acqua di Parma: Iris Nobile...

    Hello! I have yet to try it, but am NUTZ about Floral and Iris in particular. This morning, on eBay, I won a 1.7oz bottle of Iris Nobile EDP with worn off label and missing cap, for $16.50 and $4.90...
  15. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    I can confirm that' Le Parfum De Therese' is suddenly Very Different, I recieved a sample today, direct from Malle, I immediately noticed it was about 5 shades darker than normal, the smell is quite...
  16. HUGE PERFUME LOT on eBAY! Amouage-Guerlain-Hermes-Montale-Creed-Serge Lutens-Dior+++

    There is huge 95-piece High End Niche Only Sample LOT on eBay going for 1 only more day:
    link:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291567606232?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

    INFO FTOM...
  17. Re: Beautiful VINTAGE Rose Poivrée by The Different Company - Black Box / Civet Intact!

    LOL. I wish that someone could be Me! I'm saving for a telescope right now though... it really is a Beautiful bottle! Looks so Art Deco.. I have a Mini of this in that tiny square 2ml bottle they...
  18. Beautiful VINTAGE Rose Poivrée by The Different Company - Black Box / Civet Intact!

    There is a BEAUTIFUL LOOKING Full New 3oz/90ml bottle of 'Rose Poivrée' by The Different Company, listed right now that is VINTAGE (Pre- 1st & 2nd Reformulation - in the Original Black Box and Clear...
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    Re: Can we talk about Dominique Ropion?

    There's a really good exciting one, not mentioned in this thread yet! Ropion's "1er Mai" for Frederic Malle, it is one of the 'Home' Sprays (Basically it's a 500 ml EDT!), also available as a...
  20. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    It's a Cinch the new version (with much Citrus I agree) won't last 25 years and smell good as new! Citrus lasts so poorly. I can't even smell the new one.. But the one that I just got, I can't...
  21. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Hey thanks, That was a nice post! It arrived today and is in Unbelievably good shape. I bought a .5oZ open pour mini at the same time to both, compare the 'new' to the original and to use as a...
  22. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Oh that's so good to hear! Some 'colognes' just last well. I think the citrus based ones go VERY FAST, the only experience I have with cologne 'turning' was also OPEN POUR bottles from the 1970's...
  23. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    I think I just made a good 'purchase'! A few minutes ago on Ebay I won a Full 4oz Calvin Klein OBSESSION, With Integrated Cap (with gold trim), has lettering 'FOR MEN' in ALL CAPS and says...
  24. Re: Last known 30ml bottle of Vintage (White Box) Amouage 'Tribute' was the BEST SPLIT EVER!

    That's Great Jen! I am glad you are happy with the results! The pictures look so nice, I'm like; Did I do that!?
    Its so funny - here we go again with our 2 bottles of Ajwad shipping out just...
  25. Re: Last known 30ml bottle of Vintage (White Box) Amouage 'Tribute' was the BEST SPLIT EVER!

    Thanks! Yeah, getting the bottles was kind of a 'wish extra' but as I had time to search I figured it can't hurt to try!
  26. Last known 30ml bottle of Vintage (White Box) Amouage 'Tribute' was the BEST SPLIT EVER!

    I found a White Box Tribute 30ml from a reliable seller (who had just sold me a 12ml White Box Vintage Amouage 'HOMAGE', then a 3ml White Box BADR al BADOUR (Yum!) I decided the second I saw it in...
  27. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    I bought a 1oz bottle of Amouage 'Tribute' in the original white box, for $821.99 in October and split it evenly 3-ways with 'Partario' and 'Jenz' here on baenotes as my very first 'Split Host'. I...
  28. Vintage 1930'S 'OBERON' Bottle with Sterling Silver cap & Glass Wand Restored

    I purchased a Vintage 1930'S 'OBERON' Bottle with a beautiful filigree Sterling Silver Cap & Glass Wand hoping to be able to use it for my own daily fragrant edification, but alas the cork material...
  29. Sultan Pasha's Attars are amazing, Most have Oud,...

    Sultan Pasha's Attars are amazing, Most have Oud, and Ambergris, Musk.. , His 'Oceans of flowers' is like the best classic 1900's naughty floral ever and its amazing a thing such as this actually...
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    Re: Amouage Homage Attar Initial Review

    Hi, Thanks, I asked Zahras a few times over the years, but they never seem to answer completely, only saying that:
    ''They are in the original Amouage bottle and card packaging and not decants.'' ...
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    Re: Amouage Homage Attar Initial Review

    For all who are interested, I have (in October 2014) purchased an New Unopened Vintage White Box of Homage from Universal Fragrances in KUWAIT. They sent it via EXPRESS to California and it arrived...
  32. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    and Haute Couture good one, forgot about that as well! I took a brief fragrance vacation (well, Autumn allergy season kinda made that decision for me) and everything else I deal with is so involved...
  33. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    ARTISANAL! Thank you! and all others I will use all of at some point! Niche doesn't quite say it the way Artisanal does...
  34. Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    I am writing an article and forgot the term that means not big Designer, More rare, special, and less 'commercial', a smaller fragrance house,
    Not 'CHANEL' but 'The Different Company',
    not...
  35. Re: Can Pure Oud Oils Be Diluted In Perfumers Alcohol

    Thanks Mumsy! I thought I should share my adventure with the Ensar Ouds,.. The bit that I added to Sandalwood, became Far More Barnyard smell, so I will use Sandalwood for other things from now...
  36. Re: Can Pure Oud Oils Be Diluted In Perfumers Alcohol

    Hello! I wanted to add an answer to your inquiry. just bought few different samples from Ensar Oud and have the same problem, Too Thick, and a couple of them are too harsh (for me) in the...
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    (I changed to a reply w/ quote)
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    . The samples arrived already and are far more generous than I feared... They even sent a free (extra small) sample of Borneo 50K which is the size I thought the others would be. I don't know what...
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    Hello, I couldn't reply in the Rose Oil thread,...

    Hello, I couldn't reply in the Rose Oil thread, but I wanted to suggest the White Rose Otto from John Steele oils in L.A., it is a rare bulgarian Organic that is beyond compare, only pure real Taif...
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    AH! That's true, they are known for tenacity, I'm glad I get to try a couple vintage ones. Thank you!
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    Excellent Thank you! My order has already shipped out so I guess I will soon see! I think I will do a 'hybrid' of my plan and use some of the nice full Oud to try it that way, and then when its too...
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    I hope the '.3gr' will be a unusable amount and not get stuck at the bottom of the vial.

    Since you are so nice, can you tell me how to search for Oud 'posts' (or any post at all) here on...
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    I love everything you write Mumsy and I rarely say anything here at all so that an extra compliment! (I always get in trouble for saying things in the wrong place or 'post' (threads?) or time or...
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    Re: Eau de Titanic

    Quest usually deals with the highest end brands such as Guerlain, Chanel, Gucci, etc. I can't imagine them doing business with QVC,..

    At only $69 it certainly seems it is made entirely of...
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    Re: Eau de Titanic

    2012 update:

    Quest International has acquired samples of the oils and is not only doing standard spectroscopic analysis, but due to the fact that these are almost certainly full naturals (I could...
  46. Re: How different exactly is the new Rose Poivree?

    I don't know what a person has to do or say to disseminate a small single actual fact. The Formula IS THE SAME. ATTENUATION as you put is happening in the 'opposite temporal direction'.

    If...
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    My Pleasure! Thank YOU!!!
    One thing: I did not mention Osmanthus, I have not really experienced that once very much... that was the section where the CEO speaks, explaining their stance on...
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    That seems to make sense. I think this one in particular has a LOT LOT LOT of volatiles (in fact I think Luc GABRIEL says something to that effect, that their Vetiver frag for instance, would by...
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    You ask "what you are missing here",... How about reading the entire post. Throughout I say things like: RELATIVE to this KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING about the QUALITIES of VOLATILES. Etc etc. ...
  50. Re: How different exactly is the new Rose Poivree?

    [QUOTE=mikeperez23;1855834]IMO 'new' Rose Poivree does smell lighter than the original. In addition, the original was very stinky.

    Many people are saying things like 'I have heard'. Not one for...
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    Re: Fake fragrances on Amazon.com?

    I got an adulterated 'Bergamot' (The Different Company) from Amazon (Beauty Encounter) I comp[lained and explained the bottle is one that can be opened for refill, they accepted return. Went...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    This is the point where I'm expected to insert a 'LOL' and make believe negativity isn't negativity and people aren't really Animals.

    LOL! oh, LOL!!!

    There ya go.

    My Avatar is Francis...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    Well that was nice. One of the first nice things said to me here to date! If you can consider I might have a point, I can consider I may be mis-interpreting. I just live in L.A. and people are...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    i'm just honest. People these days could do with a lot more of that. Almost every word I have written here has been met with cold derision and passive 'under the radar'
    aggresion. Just because...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    Thank you for your opinion. I still think his post was suspisciously close to the timing of mine. Parroting responses from other people isn't exactly the most effective means of sharing one's own...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    "That" WAS PETTY.

    Pettiness and passive aggression everywhere. It was the very epitome of pettiness to add that last post. His post was clearly passive aggresively overuling and undermining...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    The good thing about The Different Company is the 'General Majority' aren't all wearing them, hence the term 'niche',..
    Another Great place for the highest of the high end Niche Samples: Aedes de...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    kwhitneyn ... Soivohle - Oudh Lacquer. When you're right you're right, looks like they Refuse to cowtow to the i.f.r.a. and revel in their use of Naturals! I thank you! I will order a small decant....
  59. Thank you Acer3, I am very trepidatious to be...

    Thank you Acer3, I am very trepidatious to be sure. They assured me they are working on a Online Merchant Site with Basket etc. I expect to see an improvement as soon as they institute it! They...
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    Re: Niche Fragrances--Advice PLEASE!

    Hello,

    The Different Company makes many Incredible Fragrances from the Classic to the Modern. A great and wonderful Plus is that for for a mere $71.76, they will send you Two 2ml Bottles of...
  61. After I posted a Blog about ZAHRAS here a few...

    After I posted a Blog about ZAHRAS here a few days ago, they immediately changed all their Amouage Attar prices back to the original amounts! The PDF file is updated and they are being fair again. ...
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    Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    OK,.. THAT'S ENOUGH ON THAT SUBJECT.

    CHICKENFREAK, GET A LIFE. YOU DON'T NEED TO RESPOND TO EVERY WORD IN EVERY POST. THEY ARE OPINIONS.,
    YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME FIGHTING OTHER PEOPLES...
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    Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    My messages all blanked out, by me, after the fact, because chickenfreak won't shut up and responds to every damn word in every damn post. Goodbye. Piss off.
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    Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    My messages all blanked out, by me, after the fact, because chickenfreak won't shut up and responds to every damn word in every damn post. Goodbye. Piss off.
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    Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    My messages all blanked out, by me, after the fact, because chickenfreak won't shut up and responds to every damn word in every damn poist. Goodbye. Piss off.
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    Re: Homage by Amouage

    --> If you place high end Fragrances on the 'inside' of your elbow, they will last a lot longer.. Wrists can easily be rished/washed, wrists also tend to rub against a lot more (outer pockets,...
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