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    Re: Grateful for an endowment to PK Perfumes

    Wow, what a gift Paul, congratulations! Besides Chanel No 5, any other vintage known fragrance on the book?
  2. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartierís Mathilde Laurent

    Considering what Guerlain has been launching lately, i guess that she has much more freedom and can do a more variety output at Cartier. I believe she is on the right place now.
  3. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartierís Mathilde Laurent

    That was fantastic Persolaise! Mathilde Laurent was always one of my favorite perfumers and seeing what she thinks and believes mades me love her even more. She has been doing a very high quality...
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    Re: Precyclemone B - Fresh and Long

    You are welcome :) Please tell us after if it has worked...
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    Re: Precyclemone B - Fresh and Long

    Why not go "classic" into the fresh direction and add helional into the composition? It would be a nice pair with hedione....
    Or maybe adding beta ionone and bergamot to do a tea like note a la...
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    Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    I think that Chocovan passes miles far from Borneo 1834, it's more lactonic and milky and smells less like dark chocolate as Borneo 1834. To me, Borneo 1834 relies heavily on patchouly to create the...
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    Re: Anyone know a source for Givaudan Chocovan?

    A friend which was doing a perfumery course here received some Givaudan ingredients on his course and he brought them to me to test. One of them was exactly this Givaudan base. I loved it, it has a...
  8. Re: Why that musk? Ethylene Brassylate vs Galaxolide

    Amazing material Paul, will help me a lot with an idea i'm trying to shape....
  9. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Still in Grosjman Accord, would it be possible that it's a main element on Feminite du Bois too? I wast thinking today that there is a subtle link between those two fragrances, as Feminite du Bois...
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    Re: How to build an orris accord...

    Bumping this thread, i think that this pdf with a further information of orris profile would be useful for someone searching information to understand orris.35732
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    Re: List of 100 Aromachemicals

    I have a doubt: how much of each material should I purchase? I have the solely intention to use them to learn and develop fragrances for me, but since i'll order them overseas (most of them are much...
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    Re: The Perfumers Formulation Bulletin

    Yes, they do have sample sets of each perfumers bulletin, but you have to purchase it separately. For example:
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    Re: Exclusive Materials Proposition

    I would be interested, but then i got lost on the huge descriptions. Do they have a price list with what is available? How much less would they sell? I guess that this would help to gather interest...
  14. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    I was wondering, i think that in parts what gives the children's medicine aroma is the ionone + musk. I notice that i get the same effect on a Lush Shower Gel called Snowfairy which is has those two...
  15. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Thank you so much Arion!
  16. Re: The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers

    I think that the article's intention was to express, let's say, a simplified platonic idea of those flowers. Of course a GCMS of the 'same' essential oil can differ, considering that, for instance,...
  17. Thread: Grojsman Accord

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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    I was wondering if it's peach lactone + methyl gamma ionone that give this impression. Then, i never saw any place mentioning this on tresor, so i was kind of curious to see if anyone here would know
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    Re: Grojsman Accord

    Bumping the thread for a question: speaking of tresor, does anyone have an idea of what gaves it a smell that it's like peaches and children's medicine? I get this same accord on Gucci Rush (that for...
  19. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    Eleonora, will you ship those materials outside europe? I would be interested on them.
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    I prefer the old bottle style too. This one reminds too much of some Jaguar bottles.
  21. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    Here in Brazil we have Laszlo, which has some more local things that might interest you guys. I saw someone commenting above Breu branco and they do have it, for instance. I would try to contact the...
  22. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    And the good scents company list a page for violet flower absolute, altough they do not list any supplier to it. I guess it might be a very artisanal and costly absolute:
    ...
  23. Re: DIY Suppliers List ------Editing in progress 12/2013

    Mandy Aftel does sell honeysuckle absolute on her website:

    http://www.aftelier.com/Honeysuckle-Absolute-p/bot-abs-honeysuckle.htm
  24. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    I completely forgot about perfumers world, they also have MOC and the price is much lower - 12 dollars 10g.
  25. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    They only accept US orders =/
  26. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    Paul, if you end doing a GCMS of this i would be willing to share the costs with you. I'm curious about Fahrenheit original formula....
  27. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    But i never saw any suppplier selling it at smaller portions Paul, do you know one?
  28. Re: Fahrenheit formula and Paradisone availability?

    I was searching for aromachemicals here in Brazil and by chance found them selling this one - the methyl octine carbonate. It's not cheap - 20ml is 110 dollars - should i purchase it? Is there...
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    Re: Cinnamon Flower Accord

    So i got you right from the first moment :)
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    Re: Cinnamon Flower Accord

    So the terpenes at small concentrations wouldn't be so essential in doing the accord David?
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    Re: Cinnamon Flower Accord

    I found it on perfumers world too. And they also have another constituent, Caryophyllene beta too.

    Maybe no one reproduced it because the flowers aren't easy to find? Because i have seen David and...
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    Re: Cinnamon Flower Accord

    David, is right after the bark session, at the end of the page. This is a text caption:

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    Re: Cinnamon Flower Accord

    David, i never saw it, but i just type to see if there was images and found one like this:

    http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.com/pictures/cinn_13.jpg

    Searching for chemistry analysis, i found...
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    Cinnamon Flower Accord

    Yesterday i was chatting with a friend about essences and, for some reason, we end talking about cinnamon and i decided to see if there was cinnamon flowers and their smell. And then i noticed that i...
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    Re: Narcissus / Daffodil / Jonquil

    You can find a good quality narcissus already diluted at Profumo.it. It costs 21 euros for 10ml, i just don't know which is the dilution % but considering what we charges for 2g of narcissus it might...
  36. Tropic of Capricorn is a little bit scary at...

    Tropic of Capricorn is a little bit scary at first, it smells animalic indeed (but not horse shit). I hate it at first, then i let it drydown and found it beautiful on skin.
    So far, my favorite from...
  37. This was a very nice article Elly, but you got me...

    This was a very nice article Elly, but you got me curious, how do you get time to teach, nurse orchids and being a perfumer too?
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    I guess that Paul have smelled too many Montale fragrances - a lot of them has the same vanilla smell (that to my mom is Tic-Tac's aroma, and somehow she is spot on with this affirmation).
  39. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    Paul, but do they do the analysis on small amounts? Because i have seen on a website offering the GC that they needed a good amount of the perfume to do it and i only have less than 3ml...
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    Re: Always Vanilla Ad - UGH!

    I love Vanilla - specially the pods. They have such a sensual aroma!
  41. Re: Anyone has experience with Perfumer's Apprentice GC?

    And if i don't have a GC analysis, is there any method to come close to the idea of the fragrance you want but cannot find anymore?
    I love Guerlain Apres L'Ondee Pure Parfum and i have a tiny 3ml...
  42. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    I just wished that they have kept at least Tribute and Homage. Homage is so beautiful, now i regret having purchased the 12ml instead of the 30ml one
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    Re: New Perfumer at Caron

    it was time of Richard Fraysse going away. Hope that the new perfumer does a better job with the classics.
  44. Re: Are there anti-irritants that can be added to perfumes?

    Interesting, i have the same problem with some scents, after bath they make my skin burn once applied. Specially citrus ones, they seem to leave the skin red when applied after bath (and then this...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I had the same impression FISS80, the first time i smelled it, it reminded me of Tribute. It's like they have mixed the Tribute tobacco-oud accord with something sweet and milky. It's the closest i...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    The tobacco is so heavy on me that it's what makes me think of Tribute. Anyway, Al Kaaba is a very beautiful scent with a beautiful bottle and a great price
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I don't think Al Kaaba comes even closer to Tribute, this one is much more heavy on rose and oud and doesn't have any tobacco notes.
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    From what i remember, is Iris Silver Mist. The most intense and haunting iris ever made and this was what lutens asked mauricel roucel to do.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I suspect that it's not something that sells so much, since it's very expensive and not everyone is willing to pay so much for something perceived as a small bottle
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    I suspect you'll love it danieq :)
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    Third on Iris Nazarena. I'm wearing this today and i'm loving it. It smells like a very chic Iris fragrance, powdery, rooty, slightly creamy. Quality stuff.
    Modern Chanel No 19 in pure parfum has a...
  52. Has Ormonde Jayne Discontinued the Extraits?

    I just entered today at Ormonde Jayne website and saw that the bottles are changed and now there is also a 120ml size too. And you cannot find the extraits anymore. Does anyone knows what happenned...
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    Re: The Black Midnight's......Lolita Lempicka ???

    David, are you talkin about the feminine ones? The masculine i have only saw available at midnight version last year, and it was a great violet fragrance. I don't remember the oud being very...
  54. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    I guess you never tried L'Heure Bleue in pure parfum concentration, which doesn't have anything old on it. Never saw any old lady here wearing L'Heure Bleue. It's one of my favorites and it's not...
  55. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    So i guess it's not a significant loss David.

    I found something that will be useful to follow your wise advice about weighting, a mini scale that will suit my amateur purposes:
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  56. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    David, i was meaning that if you don't loose some of the essential oil during the weighting process - if a part of the oil doesn't stay at the vessel you used. When I asked it i was thinking in...
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    Incense Oud and Rose Oud are my two favorites so far. In the past, i used to like Back to Black and Cruel Intentions, but the former i cannot stand on me anymore (something on it smell gave me a...
  58. Re: The 18-point perfect fragrance wardrobe for gentlemen

    This is very hard for me too. It's hard to came into the definition of a perfect scent and the ideal list of fragrance. For instance, some of the categories listed for me are subsets of Oriental and...
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    Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter of 2014

    In the first quarter of 2014 it was Guerlain Cologne Imperiale. I'm never wearing the same fragrance twice lately, so it's hard to do a most worn, but we faced a very hot summer here and everytime...
  60. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    And i'm feeling a little bit guilty with this thread, since i have passed the 40 bottles mark a long time ago...
  61. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    Put some shelves on your wardrobe if you have a good space, that's what i have done to fit a good portion of my collection inside my wardrobe :)
  62. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    I think that there isn't a simple answer to it. The reaction seems related to how much do you like the fragrance and how hard will it be to be found again. Some fragrances are limited editions or you...
  63. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    This barely happens to me, but there is a fragrance that if not leaves me angry makes me grumpy all the day, and it's one that has a kind of cult following - Chanel Coromandel. Not that i get angry...
  64. Re: How would a professional perfumer begin the process of creating a new formula?

    A very interesting topic, i'm always learning something from the experience of you guys :)
    David, you got me intrigued that you said you first write the formula and then you start to blend it. Did...
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    Re: Coconut fragrance???

    Black Orchid also has to me a coconut vibe that reminds me of an alcoholic coconut smoothie.
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    Re: Coconut fragrance???

    I don't believe that anyone has mentioned on this thread the Pillar and Lucy fragrance, the Exact Friction of the Stars. I never smelled anything so straightfoward on the coconut note. It smells like...
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    Re: Habanita Parfum Extract (30ml)

    I have a 75ml bottle of Habanita Parfum that i purchased a time ago at fragrancenet. I don't know if mine is the same version as the one you found. I get plenty of tobacco too, honeyed tobacco with a...
  68. Thread: AnaÔs AnaÔs

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    Re: AnaÔs AnaÔs

    I guess that the great aspect of Lou Lou is exact this combination of indolic and sweet aspects. It makes it sexy and a little bit nasty i guess, but once you get used with it you end loving the...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Posting Etiquette is not the same of dictatorship. I guess that others have the right to express their dissasfaction if they want - you don't need to buy their opinions or agree. But the thread...
  70. Thread: AnaÔs AnaÔs

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    Re: AnaÔs AnaÔs

    Donna, me neither, but the google translate can :)
  71. Thread: AnaÔs AnaÔs

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    Re: AnaÔs AnaÔs

    How is lou lou parfum? I always wanted to have it, but never found someone that tried it.

    Have you tried lou lou bleue? If not, i recommend you, it's a less indolic and more gourmand (but refined,...
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    Re: Next Tauer: "vanilla centric"?

    I'm always interested on Vanilla scents, but the Tauer signature really turns me off in most of his creations. Hope this one doesn't have it.
  73. Thread: AnaÔs AnaÔs

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    Re: AnaÔs AnaÔs

    Found it :)

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/CACHAREL-ANAIS-ANAIS-PARFUM-EXTRAIT-15ml-SEHR-SELTEN-/261429398296?pt=DE_Beauty_Wellness_Parfum_Damenparfum&hash=item3cde680b18
  74. Thread: AnaÔs AnaÔs

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    Re: AnaÔs AnaÔs

    Mike, there is even a parfum version of it, it's quite rare but i have already saw it on german ebay,
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    Re: The Mythical Chanel Antaeus Sport Cologne

    Santos Sport is another interesting and unusal Sport fragrance Hednic. I remember that on my former collection days i won an auction of it, but at that time i didn't appreciated the galbanum on it...
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    Re: The Mythical Chanel Antaeus Sport Cologne

    I have a decant of this one and i like it much better than the regular Antaeus. I wonder why it was discontinued, it has a classic leathery vibe but much more relaxed.
  77. Re: Introduction - Hoping this is a proper location to put this....

    Welcome islearom. I enjoyed your story, you seemed to be very brave to do what you have done with all the constraints!
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I see some kind of influence of Tribute inside the Interlude structure. Not the sweet part, of course, but the leathery and driest oudy one
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    You said exactly what i meant, that is why i don't think that there is any drop on quality on Amouage's line. It was more a shift in its direction.
    Too bad that their more arabic fragrances, the...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Indagnacious, i guess that they didn't mean to limit the creative process, just the flow of launches, maybe work more on the concepts and play outside the usual woody structure. But i think that it...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Another thing that i disagree from what was mentioned before is that Amouage quality has dropped. No, it hasn't, because if you think, they are one of the houses that really has consistency on their...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    But i guess that this was the purpose, since it is inspired in chaos. I find Interlude, both masculine and feminine, to be brilliant and one that seems very connected with the theme they wanted....
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    If they list of notes is confirmed, i'm very interested on this one.
    And i have to disagree about Memoir duo being the last best one they have done. Honestly, never understood why so much love on...
  84. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    Weird, there were some comments in the middle of this thread that seems exactly what you would thought of someone being paid to defend the brand, but they have disappeared...
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    Re: Tom Ford Golden Tears - Anyone tried this one?

    Without any variation on the smell?
  86. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    I guess we have some of those posting on this thread above.
  87. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    So, they are basically saying that their clients aren't qualified to give opinion on fragrances.
    It's a very stupid thing to say,as if they hold the truth an anything outside what they know or...
  88. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    Anton, what about the Intense version? Have you tried that one too?
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud CHEESE SMELL ?

    I have the same impression, it doesn't seem to be the oud itself that gives this fecal accord on it. Since i'm not fond of those aromas, this makes my Leather Oud decant almos unreable - i have...
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    Re: Wedding Coming Up...What Should I Wear?

    Well, i'd pick Dior Homme, the vintage one, since it has something to me that is classy enough to a dress suit for a wedding. If it's at night and you are not in a hot place, Dior Homme Intense would...
  91. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Redneck, i guess they will, since i saw Robin announcing it on nstperfume.
    If you end getting interesting on any Ekos products, let me know, From what i saw, they are expensive outside Brazil and i...
  92. Thread: Dior Higher

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    Re: Dior Higher

    If it lasted more than 30 minutes i could be able to have an opinion about it. To me, it was always the dumbest Dior male fragrance launched ever. And to me, the pear fruity accord smells poor, but...
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    Re: How to best wear a .7ml sample

    You are a very economic guy hednic, to me they just usually are barely enough for one wear. I usually have to opt with those samples to perfume more a place than others, so i end using more at the...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud CHEESE SMELL ?

    I almost mentioned that Leather Oud also had something that reminded me of shit, but i thought i'd be virtually bashed by Leather Oud fans....
  95. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Curly11, that's exactly the Pitanga :) Like tomatoes? Interesting association (altough to me, what has something of tomates is caquis (or persimmons, if the translation is right)
  96. Re: Article: Ann Gerard launches new rose at Esxence

    I just wonder myself how Bertrand is finding so much time to create (or at least edit previous ideas) so many new fragrances.
  97. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Redneck, Natura seems to be one of the main Brazilian brands exploring commercially essences typical from here. This Ekos range is like a complete bath experience, most of the products inside this...
  98. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Kumquat, too bad the vintage Narcisse Noir, when found, is so expensive :(
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud CHEESE SMELL ?

    Well, Le Labo Oud smell like rotten cheese to me and Leather Oud to my nose seems to have the same oud base/molecule that the Le Labo has, but less intense, so i can see how Leather Oud could smell...
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    Re: La La Essential Oils - thoughts

    So it's waste of money. Thanks Paul, i was really finding something weird with those prices (altough if they were will i was going to buy a big amount of narcissus)
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