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    Re: What's good besides Creed?

    Leor,

    You can purchase the samples:

    http://www.parfumsraffy.com/creedsampleset.html
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    What's good besides Creed?

    Ok, I'm fairly new to this, and I'm trying to find more information. I have ordered a bunch of Creed samples from ParfumsRaffy, and I like them well enough.

    I'd like to find out what other niche...
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    Re: My Creed Erolfa dilemma

    Right now Scentiments has 2.5oz Erolfa EDT for $99.88, and 4oz Erolfa EDP for $98.99.

    Is there some reason why a larger bottle of stronger juice is cheaper?
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    Re: What would Hannibal Lecter wear?

    I seem to recall something in one of those movies about a custom fragrance...
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    Re: Creed Blending

    I've tried a few of my own combinations (just spraying both on the same spot)...

    Baie de Genievre and Neroli Sauvage is quite excellent, masculine and clean but not sharp-edged. It removes the...
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    Re: Creed Neroli Sauvage 2 versions?

    Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Creed Neroli Sauvage 2 versions?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Do you have any suggestions on which suppliers have the good versions and/or store it properly?

    By the way, I've seen both the men's and women's "version" offered by the...
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    Creed Neroli Sauvage 2 versions?

    There seems to be two different versions of Creed's Neroli Sauvage, one for men, and one for women. I've seen people note that they have smelled drastically different versions.

    If you search for...
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    Winter/Summer matched pairs

    Does anyone have a winter/summer pair (either from the same or different brands) that are similar enough that someone would notice, or even think you're wearing the same thing, but one for cooler and...
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    Re: Best creed that's not ripped off...

    Baie de Geniévre is my favorite Creed that I've tried.

    I'd like to try the Santal one, but since you can't get decants anymore, I'm not really sure what to do.
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    Re: Best creed that's not ripped off...

    I fear it's only a matter of time...
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    Re: Best creed that's not ripped off...

    I'll have to check out the Santal one, I like sandalwood. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Best creed that's not ripped off...

    Ok, so all the good Creeds have been copied (GiT, SMW, IM), what of theirs is left that's as good as these, and doesn't remind one of something cheap?
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    Re: Sandalwood EO

    I wonder if it'd be possible to use fractional distillation to remove the top note, and just leave the good part...
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    Re: Finding good Sandalwood...

    Who has it for € 1000 a kilo? I've been seeing prices about 3 times that even for the non-Mysore variety...
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    Finding good Sandalwood...

    Not sure if anyone's been looking, but it looks like Sandalwood oil is getting extremely expensive and hard to find, especially the higher quality types (Mysore).

    Does anyone know of any good...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I found the Lutens request form on the internet archive, it's from like 5 years ago.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I got two samples of Ormonde on Friday. I tried them both and don't particularly like either one of them.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    The wax samples I got are each a little circle cut out of one of two layers of cardboard, and filled with the wax, and covered with a peel-off plastic cover. The wax is very soft, and can be rubbed...
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    Sticky: I'm glad I have a big mailbox!

    Today, I got 5 Amouage samples (with a packing slip), 2 5ml spray samples from Malle along with a hand-written note, and 7 samples from Truefitt plus 2 shaving cream's and some balm.

    The samples...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Note that people aren't really calling me "Moose" in the emails, I've just switched out my real name.

    Anyway, on Friday I got a nice set of wax samples from Palais Royal Shiseido.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I was too busy to post this when I got it:


    Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 13:16:15 -0500
    From: Brittney Jansen <brittney.jansen @ truefittandhill.com>
    Subject: RE: Truefitt and Hill fragrances
    ...
  23. Re: The smell of the shower gel.............

    I got some Member's Mark "shimmering spa formula", smells pretty nice. Cheap, too, 80 oz. for like 8 bucks. :P
  24. Re: Agatha Brown Conquest and Jade Samples Availab

    I've tried both of these now...

    Jade has a very strong "sex on the beach" note (I'm not sure what it actually is, but it's one of the individual notes Raffy sells, and I associate it with gel...
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    Re: Everything is too sweet!

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I can see I'm gonna spend a fortune on samples and decants! :)

    milamber: Kouros? *Come one, I ain't THAT much of a newbie *;) *:P *;D

    In all seriousness, it's...
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    Everything is too sweet!

    One problem I've run into with fragrances since I started looking into this, is that everything seems to smell way too sweet once I've applied it. For example, A*Men gets absolutely sickening after...
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    Re: Literary Inspiration for Fragrance

    The standard that's usually applied is whether the name is likely to cause confusion in consumers, ie. to make them think that your product is actually associated with the book, the book's author,...
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    Re: Ambergris sources/legality?

    Wow, I seem to have started quite a discussion.

    The point I was trying to make earlier in this thread is that, while "black" ambergris could have been either taken directly from a killed whale, or...
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    Re: Ambergris sources/legality?

    I was under the impression that ambergris taken from a whale or found shortly after being expelled from the whale isn't usable, and that it must float in the ocean for several years to be converted...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 13:14:05 +0100
    From: Geo. F. Trumper Ltd enquiries @ trumpers.com
    Subject: Re: Trumper fragrances

    Dear Mr Moose,

    As requested I will forward out to you sample vials of...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 07:34:49 EDT
    From: RSchuman @ aol.com
    Subject: Re: Amouage fragrances

    I WILL ARRANGE TO HAVE SOME SAMPLES SENT TO YOU.
    IF YOU KNOW OF A STORE IN YOUR AREA THAT YOU THINK...
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    Re: Anyone wanna vent about shipping?

    Well, I work for a mail-order company, so I know a bit about shipping. We use UPS (to the tune of $1000-2000 a month) but we get a lot of packages through other services...

    UPS - They have...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:55:53 -0400
    From: mailorder mailorder @ lafcony.com
    Reply-To: juliad @ lafcony.com
    Subject: RE: Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances

    Hello Moose,

    Thank you for your...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I just send emails to Malle (plus took the quiz), Amouage, Trumper, Ormonde, Trufitt, and Villoresi asking for samples. Palais Royal Boutique website said I had to call a number, which just gave an...
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    Ambergris sources/legality?

    I've seen a number of websites and ebay sellers selling ambergris EO and the actual stuff (as in, pieces of it). I heard it's illegal in the US though. Are these real, synthetic, ripoffs, sting...
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    Re: Sandalwood EO

    http://aromatherapywebsite.com/ has it. I ordered some a while ago and, while I don't have anything to compare it to, it seemed good.
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    Re: Supplies - Sources

    I've found http://aromatherapywebsite.com/ to be good. The quality is good, I'm not sure about the prices. It was a while ago so I don't remember what the service was like, but I don't remember any...
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    Re: suppliers

    http://aromatherapywebsite.com/ seems good, I've ordered from them, and the quality was good, and the prices are good also I think. It was quite a while ago, so I don't remember what the service was...
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    I'd like to try these also, who do I have to send the $ to with paypal?
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    Re: smelling strips

    You might want to look into what's called postcard stock or insert stock. It's the stuff that they use to make those annoying cards that always fall out of magazines.

    It's a card stock with no...
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    Differential analysis...

    Something just occured to me that might be a good way to find out what's in a commercial blend, or to copy it.

    You get some of it at the stage you want (say, having been on your skin for a half...
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    The measurement is in drops. *I let about half a drop of clove come out of the bottle (euro-dropper) and touched it to the side of the mixing bottle. *Clove is very strong and will overwhealm...
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    Re: Help identifying a note...

    Thanks for the help guys. :)

    My most hated so far is the original 360, but Cool Water is pretty bad.
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    Re: Help identifying a note...

    Well I have sandalwood and patchouli essential oils, and it's definitely neither of those. I quite like them in fact.

    I'm thinking it's something synthetic. I also smell it in the amber note from...
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    Help identifying a note...

    There's this one note I smell in a number of different fragrences that I can't seem to identify. *It's hard to talk about scents, but I'd describe it as a chemical/skunk/purple type smell. *I don't...
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    Re: Newbie sampler kit?

    Drat I posted twice.
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    Re: Newbie sampler kit?

    Ok, I'll probly consider that once I get and check out the samples I ordered. It may be a while, I can only really try 1 or 2 per day (unless they're horrible right away and I don't put any on).
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    Re: Newbie sampler kit?

    Well, if nothing else, the samples are good to reject ones I don't like. *I've been trying various ones in the perfume store in the local mall (you guys would love it), and most things I dislike...
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    Re: Newbie sampler kit?

    Thanks for the help, I'll probly order some of those...
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    Newbie sampler kit?

    Does anyone sell some kind of sample kit with maybe 100 different fregrences? *I'd pay $100 for such a kit of freg's selected to show a wide variety, and it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to...
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